Diesel Rises 1.4¢ to $2.926 a Gallon as Oil Climbs

Truck is fueled at the pump Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 1.4 cents to $2.926 a gallon as oil rose above $58 a barrel.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Nikola Begins Work on Hydrogen Fueling Stations

The Nikola One The fueling network concides with the debut of Nikola's Class 8 tractor. (Nikola Motor Co.)

Nikola Motor Co. has chosen Nel ASA as the sole equipment supplier to help create a network of hydrogen fueling stations.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Energy to Fuel Ryder Fleet at Toyota Plant

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Ryder System Inc. awarded a four-year fueling contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to supply Ryder’s fleet of liquefied natural gas heavy-duty trucks serving Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s plant in Georgetown, Ky., Toyota’s largest production facility in North America.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries


Elon Musk knows how to make promises. Even by his own standards, the promises made last week while introducing two new Tesla vehicles—the heavy-duty Semi Truck and the speedy Roadster—are monuments of envelope pushing. To deliver, according to close observers of battery technology, Tesla would have to far exceed what is currently thought possible.

Tom Randall and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

Video: Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Transport Topics
November 22, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Oil Climbs to Two-Year High as Stockpiles Fall Before OPEC Meets

Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT

Oil climbed to a two-year high as U.S. industry data showed crude stockpiles resumed declines and investors awaited a decision by OPEC on extending output cuts.

Ben Sharples and Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Are Electric-Hybrid Trucks the Answer to California Port Pollution Problem?


The sound — and smell — of thousands of idling trucks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be fading if a new pilot project to convert them to part-time electric vehicles sticks.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
November 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Major Fleets Line Up to Test Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi Tesla Inc.

Large for-hire carriers and major retailers are reserving their places in line to be among the first to test the all-electric Tesla Semi in their operations.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 21, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Former Pilot Flying J Staffer Who Struck Plea Deal Resists Labeling Deceit, Fraud a Crime

John Sommers II for Transport Topics;

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - This young mother felt queasy about lying to trucking companies and ripping them off, but she testified on Nov. 20 that she still struggles with labeling it a crime.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 21, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $2.912 a Gallon as Oil Slips

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.3 cent to $2.912 a gallon, marking its first decline in more than a month, the Department of Energy reported Nov. 20.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2017