Government, Equipment, Fuel

TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebraska

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

TransCanada Corp. won Nebraska’s permission to build its long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

Andrew M Harris Meenal Vamburkar and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Powering the Trucks of Tomorrow

On the heels of Tesla's electric truck unveiling, our Nov. 17 LiveOnWeb program took a look at fuel efficiency and cost-savings gains that cleaner-running diesel and natural gas promise, as well as the intriguing potential that electric offers, even for Class 8 trucks.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NGVAmerica's Dan Gage on the Role of Natural Gas

"Natural gas is ready right now, it’s available, and it should be part of that overall equation when any fleet operator or transit company looks to deliver goods," says Dan Gage (right), president of Natural Gas Vehicles for America, talking with TT's Joe Howard. More at bit.ly/TT-LOW1117. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck


Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla Inc.’s new all-electric Semi truck, with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. preordering for both its U.S. and Canadian units.

Dana Hull and Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Tesla Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

Tesla unveiled its highly anticipated electric-powered semi-truck on Nov. 16, 2017. Here are its first public moments and the introduction by company co-founder Elon Musk. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 16, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota

TransCanada Keystone sign Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File Photo

AMHERST, S.D. — TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Nov. 16, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

The Associated Press
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel

Tesla, Elon Musk Unveil Electric Semi-Truck

The Tesla Semi unveiling Tesla Inc.

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Tesla Inc. has unveiled its long anticipated, all-electric Class 8 tractor, marking the electric car maker’s entry into the commercial truck industry and reinventing the heavy-duty truck as we know it.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Analysis: What Tesla's Big Rig Must Do to Seduce Truckers

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to unveil an electric semi-truck on Nov. 16 that will drive like a sports car and beat its diesel counterpart in a tug of war. “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension,” he wrote on Twitter this week. But none of that really matters.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2017
Business, Fuel, TCA

Tape of Subordinate Accusing Haslam, Hazelwood Played in Pilot Flying J Trial

Jim Haslam John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam not only knew one of his vice presidents was ripping off truckers but “loved it,” jurors heard a subordinate claim Nov. 14 in a secret recording.

Jamie Satterfield | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
November 15, 2017