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Diesel Falls to New Yearly Low of $2.465 a Gallon

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel set a new low for the year, falling 2.4 cents to $2.465 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Fuel

EFS Launches Its Largest Discount Fuel Network

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Payment solutions provider EFS launched its largest fleet savings network to give smaller over-the-road fleets a competitive edge.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins to Offer Option of Electric Engines by 2019

Cummins Inc. will have a fully electrified powertrain system available for commercial customers by 2019 and a range-extended electric truck ready in 2020, and is developing its next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine, the Columbus, Ind.-based company said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 3.5¢ to $2.489 for Year’s Low

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The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $2.489 a gallon, while the stubborn glut of crude caused oil prices to tumble to about $43 a barrel — a range last seen in early August — and into a bear market, experts said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
Business, Fuel

Pepsi Heads Seven Fleets Competing in Run on Less Event

Seven fleets are participating in national Run On Less event hosted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and Carbon War Room, led by PepsiCo Inc., which ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 rankings of private carriers in North America.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 21, 2017
Government, Safety, Fuel

Truck Driver Drug Test Failure Rate Rises to Highest Level in Seven Years

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A new U.S. Department of Transportation drug testing report shows that the overall 2016 lab-reported positive drug test rate for truck drivers and other DOT security-­sensitive employees rose to its highest level since at least 2009, including year-­over-­year increases in three of five drug categories.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

US Xpress to Make SmartTruck Feature Standard on 2017 Trailer Builds

SmartTruck announced truckload carrier U.S. Xpress will include its fuel-saving TopKit Aero System on all its trailer builds in 2017.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2017
Fuel

Oil Drops to Seven-Month Low as Libya Adds to Persistent Surplus

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Oil dropped to the lowest in seven months amid a revival in output from Libya and rising volumes of fuel held in floating storage.

By Rakteem Katakey | Bloomberg News
June 20, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Prices Slide, Diesel Falls 3.5¢ to $2.489 a Gallon

Diesel trucks Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $2.489 a gallon, while the stubborn glut of crude caused oil prices to tumble to about $43 a barrel — a range last seen in early August — and into a bear market, experts said.

Staff and Wire Reports | Bloomberg News contributed to this story.
June 19, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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