Fuel Smarts

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July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Fleets Fearful of Future Fuel Prices

While diesel and crude oil prices may have been stable lately, economists predict a spike is ahead, and some fleets may want to consider locking in current prices via fuel hedging. The Department of Energy's latest short-term energy forecast predicts prices will be higher next year, but price spikes could be a problem as speculators sway diesel prices as much as supply and demand, says the Oil Price Information Service

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 8, 2009 - Industry News

Auto Dealers Group Joins Right to Repair Effort

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association voiced its support for the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act

July 7, 2009 - Industry News

EPA Corrects Language in On-Board Diagnostics Provision

The Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that its rule related to On-Board Diagnostics systems was not meant to prevent aftermarket facilities from servicing heavy-duty trucks and engines

July 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Falls Second Week in a Row

The average price of diesel fell 1.4 cents last week, the second consecutive weekly dro

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 2, 2009 - Industry News

N.C., Nevada County Vote to Raise Fuel Tax

North Carolina and Washoe County, Nev., have enacted laws to increase fuel taxes to save revenu

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Takes First Dive Since April

The price of diesel may have hit a peak last week, dropping 0.8 cents this week, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Six More Voice Approval for "Right to Repair"

Six more co-sponsors have joined the effort to push through the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act recentl

June 29, 2009 - Industry News

Gray Manufacturing Files Suit Against Stertil-Koni

Gray Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of portable lifting equipment, has filed a patent infringement suit against Stertil-Koni, which introduced a version of a wireless lift

June 23, 2009 - Industry News

Comdata Joins Forces with 360FuelCard.com

As part of an agreement with 360FuelCard.com, Comdata will supply corporate fuel cards as well as its network of fuel card products to 360FuelCard.com customers

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise Again

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel rose 4.4 cents last week to $2.616, according to weekly figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 22, 2009 - Industry News

ATRI Releases New Idling Regulations Compendium

The American Transportation Research Institute has released an updated version of its listing of state and local idling regulations, which can be accessed as a cab card or on the Web

June 21, 2009 - Industry News

Oberstar Proposal Would Mandate EOBRs

Mandatory electronic on-board recorders and a number of other truck driver safety related regulations are among the highway reauthorization proposal announced last week by Rep. James Oberstar and other leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

June 18, 2009 - Industry News

Oregon Taxes to Go Up

Oregon's weight-distance tax will go up as a result of a bill raising the state fuel tax

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Expands BP Partnership

Under a new agreement, Hino Trucks' dealers will have access to Castrol and BP branded lubricants for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 15, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Continues to Rise, Oil Down After Rally

Diesel prices continued to rise for the sixth straight week, jumping up 7.4 cents to $2.572, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2009 - Industry News

Computrol's Fuel Control System for Smaller Fleets

Computrol Fuel Systems has developed a new fuel control system, the Fleet 100, a lower-cost system for smaller fleet operators

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 10, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Taps NTSB Member as Chairman of Agency

Hersman holds a CDL.

President Obama plans to name Deborah Hersman as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, according to a White House announcement Tuesday

June 9, 2009 - Industry News

Government Ups Oil, Fuel Price Predictions

The Department of Energy is expecting crude oil and diesel prices to be higher in the second half of the year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Wright Express Resumes Fuel Hedging

Wright Express has resumed purchases under its existing fuel-price risk management program through the fourth quarter of next year

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Increase, Oil Hovers Near $70

Diesel prices shot up 14.6 cents a gallon this week to $2.498, the largest weekly jump in more than a year, according to the Department of Energy

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Right to Repair Elicits Continued Support

The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act has garnered additional support from seven members of Congress

June 8, 2009 - Industry News

Shippers Group Wants Higher Truck Weight Limits

More than 100 associations and companies, including the National Private Truck Council, the Agricultural Transportation Efficiency Coalition and big companies like Kraft Foods and International Paper, today launched a coalition asking Congress to raise the truck weight limit

June 5, 2009 - Industry News

Groups Call for Action on Energy Speculation

As oil prices rose over $70 per barrel last week and Goldman Sachs raised its forecast for oil prices, the American Trucking Associations joined a coalition of trade associations asking Congress to rein in excessive speculation in the commodities markets

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Address Redundant Background Checks

The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a bill that would address the issue of redundant background checks for port and hazmat truck drivers

June 4, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Selects Maryland Trucking Advocate as FMCSA Administrator

President Barack Obama has chosen to nominate Anne Ferro as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to a White House announcement Thursday

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