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EPA Reverses Course, Will Enforce Rule Limiting Production of Glider Trucks

Glider Kit A Kenworth truck with a Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits booth at 2016 MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has reversed a controversial decision made earlier this month that would have allowed the proliferation of glider kit trucks until the end of 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Daimler AG’s Board Approves Restructuring Aimed at Mastering Rapid Change

Daimler Freightliner truck Freightliner

Daimler AG announced its board has approved a restructuring, first discussed in 2017, that would create three independent units under Daimler’s umbrella as a holding company after the most thorough due diligence in the company’s 130-year history.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

16 States Join Request for Court Review of EPA’s Glider Decision

Fitzgerald Glider Kit installed in a Peterbilt 389 Fitzgerald glider kit via YouTube

Attorneys general from 16 states have joined a request that an appeals court review a decision by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials to not enforce an Obama-era regulation limiting the production of glider kit trucks to 300 units per manufacturer.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Big Oil Is Raking in Cash, So Investors Are Asking: Now What?

Oil Workers Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg News

The dark storm clouds that have been hanging over the oil industry during the crude-price slump have suddenly started raining cash.

Kelly Gilblom and Kevin Crowley | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Shuster Unveils Draft Infrastructure Plan

Bill Shuster Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Proposing to raise taxes on fuel, ensuring the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund, establishing a volunteer vehicle miles traveled program, and imposing a tax on bicycle tires are key provisions included in a draft infrastructure plan the top transportation leader in the U.S. House unveiled July 23.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo VNL 300 Daycab Now Available With Cummins ISX12N Engine

Volvo VNL Volvo VNL by Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America announced its new Volvo VNL 300 daycab now is available with the Cummins ISX12N near-zero natural gas engine, providing an alternative fuel solution for pickup and delivery and regional-haul operations.

Transport Topics
July 24, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Falls 1.9¢ to $3.220 as Mideast Jitters, Strong Dollar Seesaw Price of Oil

diesel fuel pumps Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.9 cents to $3.220 a gallon while crude prices slipped, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Horton to Launch New Emissions-Cutting Fan Drives, Blades

Horton Holding Inc. headquarters in Roseville, Minn. Horton Holding Inc.

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Horton Holding Inc. will launch in September new variable-speed fan drives and fan blades designed to improve commercial vehicle cooling system performance and help engine makers meet the increasingly stringent requirements in Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse-gas regulations.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Staffers for Key Transportation Lawmakers Consider Funding Solutions

Miles Chiotti and Jon Bosworth Miles Chiotti (left) and Jon Bosworth. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will likely start seriously exploring a solution for the diminishing Highway Trust Fund next year, according to Miles Chiotti, legislative director for Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Heartland Profits Jump 22% in 2Q as Revenue Rises

Heartland Express truck Heartland Express

Heartland Express reported second-quarter net income of $17.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a 22% increase from $14.6 million, or 18 cents, recorded in the second quarter of 2017.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2018

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