Fuel Smarts

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May 5, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Administration Announces Biofuels Initiatives

President Obama Tuesday announced steps to increase the use of biofuels -- but traditional soy-based diesel would be limited in an EPA proposal

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May 4, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Below $2.20

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.185, below $2.20 for the first time since they spiked in late March

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May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Supplier Industry Executives Bring Messages to Washington

"Card check" legislation and a newly re-introduced bill offering tax incentives for safety technology were two key issues for heavy-duty suppliers attending the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association annual Legislative Summit last week

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

Florida Proposal Would Double Registration Fee

The Florida Trucking Association reports that legislation in that state would double state registration fees on heavy vehicles, making Florida truck fees some of the highest in the country

April 30, 2009 - Industry News

Minnesota Moves to 5 Percent Biodiesel

Minnesota is the first state to require that diesel fuel contain a 5 percent blend of biodiesel

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April 27, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Fall

The average price of diesel fuel fell 2 cents this week to $2.201, according to the weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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April 26, 2009 - Industry News

Safety Technology Tax Credit Bill Introduced

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) last week re-introduced the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2009 (H.R. 2024

April 23, 2009 - Industry News

Proposed Settlement Would See Costco Address 'Hot Fuel' Issue

To settle a lawsuit, Costco has agreed to change pumps in the hottest regions of the country so they compensate for the fact that fuel at higher temperatures offers consumers less energy for their dollar

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April 23, 2009 - Industry News

CARB Adopts Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The California Air Resources Board Thursday adopted a regulation that will implement Gov. Schwarzenegger's Low Carbon Fuel Standard calling for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from California's transportation fuels by 10 percent by 2020

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April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Iowa Could be Latest State to Mandate Biodiesel

As Iowa lawmakers head into what could be the final week of their legislative session, still on the table is a bill that would require biodiesel blends in the state

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April 20, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hold Around $2.22; Oil Prices Fall

Diesel prices dropped slightly this week, hovering around the $2.22 per gallon mark for the third week in a row

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April 15, 2009 - Industry News

DOE Predicts $2.27 Diesel This Summer

In its monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Agency predicted this week that diesel fuel prices, which averaged $4.37 per gallon last summer, will average $2.27 this summer

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April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Fuel Price Steady, Oil Prices Fall

After rising for three weeks in a row, the average price of diesel stayed essentially the same last week, rising only one tenth of a cent nationwide and dropping in some regions

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April 13, 2009 - Industry News

Maryland DOT Secretary is Obama's Choice for DOT Deputy Secretary

John Porcari, secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation, is President Barack Obama's choice to become the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation

April 9, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Nominates Charles Hurley to Head NHTSA

President Barack Obama nominated Charles Hurley, the CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the White House reported on its web site

April 8, 2009 - Industry News

Kentucky, Argonne partner to help build domestic battery industry

The Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are partnering with Argonne National Laboratory to establish a national Battery Manufacturing R&D Center to help develop and deploy a domestic supply of advanced battery technologie

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April 7, 2009 - Industry News

NHTSA Truck Stopping Distance Rule Delayed - Again

The most recent U.S. Department of Transportation report on significant rulemakings indicates another push back in the regulatory timeline of the truck stopping distance rule.

April 6, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Up Only Slightly

Diesel prices rose only slightly last week, with the national average up 7/10 of a cent per gallon

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April 3, 2009 - Industry News

Obama Names Nominees for Two DOT Posts

President Barack Obama announced his nominees to head the Federal Highway Administration and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, both part of the Department of Transportation

April 2, 2009 - Industry News

Ohio Ends Split Speed Limit

Ohio will end its split speed limit for cars and heavy trucks as part of a $9.2 billion, two-year transportation budget signed into law this week by Gov. Ted Strickland

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

Bill Would Expand Truck Size and Weight Restrictions

Two days after a bill was introduced in the House that would allow states to set higher weight limits for trucks on Interstates within their borders, a competing bill was announced to keep bigger, heavier trucks off the roads

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

FMCSA Tightens Rules on Fines

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration gave notice that it is tightening its standards on fines for safety violations.

April 1, 2009 - Industry News

ATA Supports Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009

The American Trucking Associations put out a statement saying it "strongly supports" a bill that would allow states to approve the operation of trucks on Interstates with a gross weight of 97,000 pounds

March 31, 2009 - Industry News

Bill in House Would Address Truck Weights

A bill that would allow states to authorize an increase in their weight limits on Interstate highways was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Monday.

March 30, 2009 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Rise, Crude Falls

The average price of diesel fuel nationwide jumped 13.1 cents last week, according to Monday's report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

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