Fuel Smarts

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July 18, 2008 - Industry News

Missouri Mandates English for CDL Tests

As part of a crackdown on illegal immigration, new laws in Missouri require that commercial driver's license tests be given in English with no translation assistance

July 16, 2008 - Industry News

California Study Looks at Fuel Temperatures

Preliminary results of a study done by the California Energy Commission on fuel temperatures shows average fuel temperatures in the state are higher than the industry standard, appearing to lend credibility to the complaint that vehicle owners are overpayin

Tags: Fuel and Oil

July 15, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Plummet

Crude oil prices fell $6.44 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday, the biggest decline in dollar terms since the Gulf War -- yet prices are no lower than they were a week ago, reports the Associated Press

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July 14, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Hit New Record

Diesel prices hit another record, with the Department of Energy's weekly average retail price rising 3.7 cents per gallon to $4.764

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July 13, 2008 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Cab Card With New Idling Regulations

The American Transportation Research Institute has added three new state regulations to the idling regulations compendium and cab card posted on its website

July 10, 2008 - Industry News

Truck Size and Weight Debate Begins

Transportation interests from all points of the compass staked their positions on truck sizes and weights at a July 9 hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It was the first public encounter over this complex and difficult issu

July 7, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Shoot up Again

After actually showing a decline for the month of June, diesel prices roared back with a vengeance last week to a new record high, with the national average retail price jumping more than 8 cents a gallon

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July 3, 2008 - Industry News

World Energy Use Projected to Grow 50 Percent Between 2005 and 2030

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that world marketed energy consumption will grow by 50 percent between 2005 and 2030

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July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Gasoline and Diesel Demand Drops, Survey Shows

With fewer people on the road because of high fuel prices, truckstops and other fuel retailers have seen demand for fuel drop, even while prices continue to rise, according to data released Wednesday by NATSO,

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July 2, 2008 - Industry News

Crude Oil Prices Hit New Record High

Crude oil prices hit a new record over $144 a barrel during trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday before closing at $143.57

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June 30, 2008 - Industry News

New DOT Rule Makes Cheating on Drug Testing Harder

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a new rule it says will make it more difficult for transportation workers to cheat on their required drug tests by requiring drug testing labs to analyze every test for tampering

June 25, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Calls for Comprehensive Plan to Ensure Affordable Oil

The American Trucking Associations today urged the Bush Administration and Congress to implement a comprehensive plan to increase domestic oil supplies and ensure an affordable supply of oil for the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers and American consumers

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June 25, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Forecasts Continued High Diesel Prices

Diesel prices will remain in the $4-plus range through the second half of 2009, the federal energy agency is forecasting

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June 23, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall; Oil Prices Still Volatile

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell 4.4 cents over the past week to $4.648

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June 22, 2008 - Industry News

Americans Drove 1.4 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Americans are driving less for the sixth month in a row, highlighting the need to find a more sustainable and effective way to fund highway construction and maintenance, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

ASTM Approves New Biodiesel Blend Specifications

The ASTM International D02 Main Committee late last week approved a trio of long-awaited ASTM specifications for biodiesel blends

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 20, 2008 - Industry News

July 1: No Cell Phones While Driving in California, Washington

On July 1, new laws in California and Washington State will take effect and prohibit people from driving while they use a hand-held cell phone

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

Truckers Stage Protest in New York

New York legislators and others in the state capital of Albany had their Thursday morning shattered by the sound of hundreds of truck horns as truckers rallied to protest soaring fuel prices,

June 19, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Questions Impact of Climate Change Legislation on Fuel Prices

Expressing concern over the impact that pending cap-and-trade legislation could have on the economy and the price of fuel, a top trucking industry official Thursday urged Congress to take a cautious approach to climate change initiatives

June 18, 2008 - Industry News

Suppliers Support Strong Anti-Counterfeiting Law in Statements to Congress

Representatives of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association and its Brand Protection Council expressed support of legislation strengthening the nation's anti-counterfeiting laws in both written comments and testimony this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Speed Limiters To Become Mandatory In Ontario

After intense lobbying by the Ontario Trucking Association over the last two years, the provincial government has passed a bill requiring speed limiters on trucks -- no matter their origin

June 16, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel, Oil Prices Remain High

The national average price of a gallon of diesel fuel remained unchanged from last week, while crude oil prices went on a roller coaster ride Monday

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for CDL Permit Regulation

In response to several requests, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration extended the comment period for the proposed rulemaking on commercial driver's license learner's permit standards until July 9

June 12, 2008 - Industry News

EIA Hikes Diesel, Oil Price Predictions

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is having a hard time predicting where fuel and oil prices will go, as its Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week predicted prices far higher than the same report just two months ago

Tags: Fuel and Oil

June 9, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Prices, Oil Down

The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel dropped slightly for the second week in a row, according to weekly figures from the federal Energy Information Administration, and crude oil prices dropped Monday as well

Tags: Fuel and Oil


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