Editorial, Business, Fuel, Autonomous, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Saving the Planet? It’s on Us

While President Donald Trump is calling for reversals of some environmental regulations, it’s important to note what isn’t changing. And that is the commitment that freight carriers, truck makers and even some shippers, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are making to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

April 24, 2017

Toyota Puts Fuel-Cell Semi-Truck to Test at Los Angeles Port

Toyota Motor Corp.

The newest heavy-duty truck set to operate at the Port of Los Angeles emits an unusual byproduct that California could certainly use more of: water.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Business, Fuel

Crude Oil Falls After Smaller-Than-Expected US Inventory Drop

Matt Nager/Bloomberg News

Oil slipped after an industry report was said to show a smaller-than-anticipated U.S. crude inventory decline.

Mark Shenk | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Trades at One-Week Low on Signs of Rebound in US Supplies

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Oil traded at its lowest in more than a week in New York on signs U.S. production is continuing to recover, undermining OPEC’s efforts to clear a global glut.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1.5¢ to Tie Highest Price of Year at $2.597


The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.5 cents to $2.597 a gallon, putting it in a tie for the highest price this year, also reached Jan. 9.

Transport Topics
April 17, 2017
Business, Fuel

Crude Losses Ease as Dollar Drop Offsets US Drilling Boom

Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg News

Oil eased losses as growth in U.S. drilling was partially offset by a weaker dollar.

Mahmoud Habboush and Mark Shenk | Bloomberg News
April 17, 2017
Business, Fuel

Drivers Won't Pay Much More at Pump This Summer

Mike Blake/Reuters

American drivers paying the most for gasoline since 2015 can take some comfort from forecasts that prices don’t have much further to rise.

Sarah Ponczek | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2017
Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 2.6¢ to $2.582 a Gallon


The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 2.6 cents to $2.582 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported April 10.

Staff and Wire Reports | Bloomberg News contributed to this story.
April 10, 2017
Business, Fuel

Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Armored Trucks to Hit California’s Roads

Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. delivered a Class 6 plug-in-hybrid electric armored truck to Sectran Security, with five more planned, the company said.

Transport Topics
April 7, 2017
Business, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Government, Fuel

Kevin Burch: Taking the Story of Trucking to the White House

I love trucks. As I travel the country as chairman of American Trucking Associations, I wear a simple button with a simple message: “I Love Trucks.” I even wear it in my official ATA chairman’s portrait. It’s a button I encourage everyone I meet to wear. It starts conversations about this great industry and gives me a chance to tell our story.

Kevin Burch | Chairman, American Trucking Associations
April 5, 2017