Fuel Smarts

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July 15, 2009 - Industry News

Poll Finds Americans Sympathetic to Weight Limit Increase -- IF it Helps Economy, Safety

The majority of Americans favor raising truck weight limits, according to a survey by the Coalition for Transportation Productivity - if such an increase would contribute to improvements in safety, fuel economy and congestio

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Trucking Raises Concern About Cost of Cap-and-Trade

The effort to create a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions is generating more questions than answers right now, including whether or not Congress will be able to actually pass a bill

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

Three Biodiesel Companies Receive Quality Accreditation

The National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission has recognized Louis Dreyfus and Blackhawk Biofuels as BQ-9000 biodiesel producers as well as West Coast Reduction as a BQ-9000 marketer

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

New Website Educates on Agricultural Exemption

The Agricultural Education Group has introduced a website designed to educate the public on the agricultural exemption to the federal hours of service rule

July 14, 2009 - Industry News

ExxonMobil to Develop Algae-Based BioFuels

ExxonMobil has formed an alliance with Synthetic Genomics to research and develop biofuels using photosynthetic algae

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Senate Confirms Mendez as FHWA Administrator

Victor Mendez, President Barack Obama's choice as administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, was confirmed by the Senate in his new role Monda

July 13, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Down 5.2 Cents From Last Week

Diesel is down another 5.2 cents per gallon from last week, a 7.4-cent drop from a high of $2.616 on June 2

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 9, 2009 - Industry News

Michigan Cops Plan Weeklong Enforcement of UCR

The Michigan State Police Traffic Safety Division will perform a weeklong enforcement blitz, checking for Unified Carrier Registration, starting July 12

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


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