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Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

June 20, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

While alternative fuels and technologies may increase in the future, diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for decades. The findings were part of a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at the full breadth of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

FHWA Kicks Off Truck Size and Weight Study with Public Listening Session

June 3, 2013

FHWA Kicks Off Truck Size and Weight Study with Public Listening Session

NATSO representatives attended the Federal Highway Administration's first public session of its truck size and weight study, ordered by Congress in the transportation reauthorization bill enacted last year.

House Bill Would Give States Option to Increase Truck Weight Limits

April 29, 2013

House Bill Would Give States Option to Increase Truck Weight Limits

Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) introduced the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which would give states the option of increasing the maximum interstate truck weight from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds on a sixth axle.

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

April 10, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

Diesel fuel will remain the primary fuel the trucking industry uses for decades to come, according to a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at a range of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

China To Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Fueling Network

March 18, 2013

China To Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Fueling Network

ENN Group Co Ltd, one of China's largest private companies, is rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

Truck Size and Weight Bill Introduced

March 4, 2013

Truck Size and Weight Bill Introduced

Representatives Michael Michaud (D-Maine) and Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) recently introduced H.R. 612 the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2013, which would allow longer and heavier trucks on the National Highway System.

NATSO Show Features Fuels Study for Trucking

November 19, 2012

NATSO Show Features Fuels Study for Trucking

During The NATSO Show, leaders from the National Petroleum Council’s study on Future Transportation Fuels will provide an overview of the study's findings and present publicly for the first time an in-depth review of the future of fuels for the heavy-duty trucking industry.