Fuel
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

U.S., China Sign Air Pact

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The United States and China have signed an aviation agreement that will significantly increase passenger and cargo flights between the two countries, the Department of Transportation said.

Transport Topics
July 12, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

E&MU: Air Bags Prove to Be a Tough Sell

When a motor vehicle hits an object head-on, the rapid deceleration jerks the bodies of drivers and passengers forward, putting them at risk of serious injury or worse. That is why front-seat air bags are a standard supplemental restraint to seat belts in passenger cars.

July 11, 2007
Business, Logistics, Fuel, Government

Diesel Price to Rise, DOE Says

Frank Polich/Bloomberg News

National average diesel prices are expected to climb for the next three months before receding slightly toward the end of the year, according to projections by the Department of Energy.

Transport Topics
July 11, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Rises 2¢ to $2.849

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The average retail price of U.S. diesel fuel rose 2 cents to $2.849 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 10, 2007
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

EPA Proposes Tightening Ozone Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing the amount of ozone in the air, which trucking industry and manufacturing officials said could lead to retrofits of older trucks.

July 9, 2007
Fuel, Government

Conn. Hikes Diesel Tax 11 Cents

Diesel fuel taxes in Connecticut increased 11 cents a gallon to 37 cents from 26 cents on July 1.

Transport Topics
July 9, 2007
Fuel, Government

Trust Fund Problems Hyped, House Transport Head Says

 A key congressional Democrat said dire pronouncements about the state of the Highway Trust Fund are driven by the Bush administration’s antipathy to a fuel-tax increase and its affinity for tolls and privatization.

July 9, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Industry’s Largest Carrier Turns 100

Order a T-shirt from Jockey online or send your Toshiba laptop for repair, and your new shirt probably will arrive the next day, your repaired computer within the week. Both likely will come from Worldport, UPS Inc.’s 4 million-square-foot international air hub in Louisville, Ky.

July 9, 2007
Fuel, Business, Government

Diesel Dips 0.6¢ to $2.829

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

The average retail price of U.S. diesel fuel fell 0.6 cent to $2.829 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 3, 2007
Business, Fuel

McDonald’s to Convert Cooking Oil to Biodiesel in U.K.

Fast-food chain McDonald’s plans to convert all of its delivery vehicles in the United Kingdom to run on biodiesel, using spent cooking oil, the BBC reported on its Web site.

Transport Topics
July 2, 2007

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