Fuel Smarts

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May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Skyrocket

The average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel skyrocketed to $4.331, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly report, while crude oil briefly passed a record $126 a barrel Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 9, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices: How High Can They Go?

Crude oil hit a record $126 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Friday, almost double the price of a year ago, and analysts disagreed sharply last week on where oil prices are headed in the future

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 7, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Soar, DOE Ups Price Predictions, Senators Look for Relief

As crude oil prices soar to new records, the U.S. Department of Energy is predicting the price of a gallon of diesel will average close to $4 per gallon in 2008, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are proposing measure

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 6, 2008 - Industry News

Congress Hears Testimony on Diesel Prices and Trucking

"Rising Diesel Fuel Costs in the Trucking Industry" was the topic of a Congressional committee hearing Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Hits New Record, Diesel Prices Fall Slightly

Last week's average retail price for a gallon of diesel fell nearly 3 cents from the previous week but was still $1.357 more than it was a year ago, and a new record for crude oil prices could send fue

Tags: Fuel and Oil

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Transportation Secretary Launches Blog

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters launched Fast Lane, the DOT's new blog.

May 1, 2008 - Industry News

Highway Trust Fund Fix Being Debated as Part of Aviation Bill

An aviation funding bill being debated in the Senate contains a measure to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Holders Must Re-Test When Moving to Illinois

Effective May 1, Illinois becomes the first state to require out-of-state CDL holders moving to Illinois to pass the written and road tests before they are issued an Illinois CDL

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Fuel Tax Holiday Proposed in New York State

New York Assembly Republican Leader James Tedisco and the Assembly Republican Conference Wednesday called for relieving some of the pain at the pump by instituting a "summer holiday" from state fuel taxes

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 29, 2008 - Industry News

Obama, Clinton Disagree on Fuel Tax Holiday

The issue of high fuel prices was addressed on the campaign trail Monday, as Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama disagreed on a proposal to suspend fuel taxes for the summer

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Again Set Record Highs

Diesel prices hit another record last week, with the average price reported by the Energy Information Administration at $4.177 nationally, up $1.366 from a year ago and up 3.4 cents from last week's record-setting price

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April 28, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Take Fuel Protest to DC

A convoy of truckers, horns blaring, drove into Washington, D.C., Monday morning to protest high fuel prices

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April 25, 2008 - Industry News

Bill Would Mandate Fuel Surcharge Pass-Through

Two U.S. senators last week introduced a bill to stop unscrupulous brokers and other middle-men who charge shippers for fuel costs, but don't pass those costs on to the operators who actually pay for the fuel

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

Tools to Cope with the Fuel Crisis

Fuel, the price of it and conserving it, remains the most critical issue facing truckers. On April 21, the price of diesel spiked to highs, of $4.60 a gallon in some areas

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Snowe Introduces the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act'

U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced legislation yesterday, the 'Diesel Tax Parity Act,' which would lower the federal diesel tax

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 21, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Hits Record $4.20 High as Crude Prices Rise

Diesel prices at the pump struck a record high, of $4.20 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service, putting pressure on truckers and other shippers who rely on the fuel to transport goods to market

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 20, 2008 - Industry News

FutureRack Live Offers Fuel Reduction Information

FutureRack Live is offering a two-week complimentary trial for fleets that buy bulk fuel.

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Wants Input on Communication Between Vehicles and Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration is looking for input on potential business models for the financing and operation of a nationwide communications network between vehicles and the roadway infrastructure

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Oil Prices Top $115 a Barrel

It's starting to sound like a broken record - crude oil futures hit another new high Wednesday, rising as high as $115.07 on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and ending the day up $1.14 at a record $114.93 a barrel

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Chair Testifies on Surface Transportation

American Trucking Associations Chairman Ray Kuntz Wednesday asked a Senate panel to make fundamental changes to federal surface transportation programs to allow the trucking industry to more efficiently move freight

April 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit Record Again

The price of crude oil set new records again Tuesday,

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 15, 2008 - Industry News

McCain Calls for Fuel Tax Holiday

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has called for a suspension of the federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, prompting critics to say it would devastate transportation infrastructure funding

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Crude, Hit New Highs

The national average price of diesel fuel broke the $4-a-gallon mark last week, while crude oil prices continue to set new records on the New York Mercantile Exchange

Tags: Fuel and Oil

April 14, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA May Be Mulling Universal EOBR Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration may expand its proposed requirement for electronic onboard recorders to include all carriers, rather than just those who persistently violate the hours of service rules

April 9, 2008 - Industry News

CDL Changes Proposed

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that revises commercial driver's license knowledge and skills testing standards and requires new federal minimum standards for states to issue commercial learner's permits

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