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Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies Are in North America
Find out where the 2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies are located by regions and by state in North America with our interactive map.
Western Europe: 7% Of New Car Registrations Were Plug-Ins YTD
New stats show who sells the most plug-in electric cars and who achieves the highest share of plug-ins out of total sales volume.
Trump invokes DPA to get GM moving on ventilators
On 20 March, GM announced a cooperation with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of Ventec’s multi-function ventilator VOCSN to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Earlier post.) One ...
Volkswagen AG releases medical personnel in Germany with full pay for voluntary work in the public health service
Volkswagen AG is releasing employees with medical qualifications for up to 15 working days with full pay if they volunteer for work in the public health service. As of 27 March, there were 42,288 confirmed cases ...
First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw
The first of 130 Solaris electric buses (earlier post), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. 5870, has been deployed in Warsaw. Since the beginning of the year, Warsaw has been delivered electric buses under the...
COVID-19 is ruining the timing for eagerly awaited new models
With factories furloughed and showrooms shuttered, automakers are having to rethink go-to-market strategies for several key models.
Supplier's first move: Protect employees
Many auto companies waited for customers to start the chain of reaction of production halts, but vehicle software supplier StradVision moved early to protect its chief assets — its people.
Suppliers' factories could aid medical push
Suppliers are scrambling to evaluate what tooling, worker retraining and quality control assurance they need to start producing medical items quickly.
Cleaning top priority for dealerships, public transit
New standards of cleanliness are emerging at dealerships and public transit centers to help protect customers and employees from exposure to the coronavirus.
Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators
President Donald Trump on March 27 ordered General Motors Co. to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, invoking a federal law that gives him vast powers over industry in crises and acting as the company is w...
Truckers Who Visited New York City Don’t Have to Self-Quarantine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance specifically for transportation and delivery workers operating in New York City.
Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law March 27, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress that will support businesses, rush resources ...
Mack Explores Social Distancing on Production Line
Mack Trucks told Transport Topics it is exploring new ways of working and possible approaches to production that would allow for increased social distancing when its Lehigh Valley truck assembly plant in Pennsylv...
Lyft Suggests Drivers Work for Amazon After Ridership Plummets
Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Lyft Inc. on recruiting the ride-hailing company’s drivers to deliver packages and groceries as the pandemic keeps people indoors.
Yokohama Suspends Production at Mississippi Tire Plant
Yokohama Corp. became the latest truck tire manufacturer to shutter a factory, announcing that it will suspend production at its plant in West Point, Miss., as of March 28.
Only 5% of GM, Ford’s Production to be EVs by 2026
The automakers will make over 5 million SUVs and pickup trucks in 2026, but only about 320,000 electric vehicles.
EPA Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is temporarily suspending enforcement of its environmental rules, saying it will “generally not seek stipulated or other penalties for noncompliance” during th...
Hyundai Kona Electric Updates Could Boost Range
The increase could be as much as 8 percent.
KAR to furlough employees, reduce executive salaries amid outbreak
KAR Global takes additional steps to reduce staffing and expenses after halting sales at North American ADESA locations.
Toyota begins making 3D-printed face shields for med workers
Toyota Motor North America said it had made an initial batch of 300 face shields for medical workers in Texas, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan, and expected to produce up to 50,000 by next week for distribution.
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Manheim Simulcast-Only Sales to Continue Past April 3
Given how the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, the company has extended its Simulcast-only sales past its original April 3 end date.
FCA Donating More than 1M Meals to Children in Need
This program will begin with school-age children in communities surrounding its principal manufacturing plants in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. 
GM Producing Critical Care Ventilators with Ventec Life Systems
General Motors and Ventec Life Systems are producing VOCSN critical care ventilators at the automaker’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month.
GM Producing Critical Care Ventilators with Ventec Life Systems
General Motors and Ventec Life Systems are producing VOCSN critical care ventilators at the automaker’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility with FDA-cleared ventilators scheduled to ship as soon as next month.
Landi Renzo Receives CNG Certification for Ford 7.3L Engine
Landi Renzo USA received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification on compressed natural gas (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles.
IGA raises concerns over six-month MOT exemption
The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has said it is raising concerns with Government regarding the impact of extending MOTs for six months.
Coronavirus: Europcar launches service to support key workers
Europcar Mobility Group has launched the ‘Together’ programme to support the mobility of workers in emergency service sectors during the COVID-19 crisis.
Coronavirus: Pod Point prioritises key workers during pandemic
Pod Point is to continue installing electric vehicle chargepoints for key workers and their employers despite pausing other activities due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Emergency aftersales services remain available despite dealership closures
Fleet operators and company car drivers can access emergency vehicle repair and maintenance services as some garages and workshops remain open during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Coronavirus: Fleets given SMR advice during lockdown
Company car and van drivers are being urged to step up maintenance checks as the fleet industry adapts to life under lockdown.
Coronavirus: Used car values slide
Used car values have fallen by 2.2% this month as retail and trade demand is affected by the Coronavirus crisis, according to Cap HPI.
e2e adapts operation to support key workers
e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has partnered with two roadside recovery agents that will collect and deliver priority total loss vehicles to member sites in the e2e network.
Comdata Releases New Payment Solution for Trucking Fleets
Comdata has released QuickPay, a new financing solution that gives fleet owners access to same-day payment on loads they deliver.  
FCA Plans to Donate 1M Face Masks Per Month
The company plans to begin manufacturing the face masks in the coming weeks and expects to distribute its initial production across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Ford to Restart Production at Key North American Plants
Ford aims to restart production at select plants in North America as early as April 6.
BMW Adds PHEV to 3 Series Lineup
BMW has added new vehicles into its 3 Series model line, the performance plug-in-hybrids 330e and 330e xDrive sedans.
FMCSA Offers More Answers to Questions on COVID-19 Hours of Service Exemption
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a second installment to frequently asked questions regarding the nationwide emergency hours-of-service exemption for truck drivers hauling loads related to t...

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Interactive Map: Where the 2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies Are in North America
Find out where the 2020 Top 50 Logistics Companies are located by regions and by state in North America with our interactive map.
B.C. passes legislation to coordinate provincial supply chain, but only if needed
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government is using what it calls “extraordinary powers” under its Emergency Program Act, issuing a series of ministerial orders to ensure a coordinated response to the Covid-19 crisis. ...
Trump Invokes Production Law, Ordering GM to Build Ventilators
President Donald Trump on March 27 ordered General Motors Co. to make ventilators for coronavirus patients, invoking a federal law that gives him vast powers over industry in crises and acting as the company is w...
Truckers Who Visited New York City Don’t Have to Self-Quarantine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance specifically for transportation and delivery workers operating in New York City.
Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law March 27, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress that will support businesses, rush resources ...
Mack Explores Social Distancing on Production Line
Mack Trucks told Transport Topics it is exploring new ways of working and possible approaches to production that would allow for increased social distancing when its Lehigh Valley truck assembly plant in Pennsylv...
Lyft Suggests Drivers Work for Amazon After Ridership Plummets
Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Lyft Inc. on recruiting the ride-hailing company’s drivers to deliver packages and groceries as the pandemic keeps people indoors.
Yokohama Suspends Production at Mississippi Tire Plant
Yokohama Corp. became the latest truck tire manufacturer to shutter a factory, announcing that it will suspend production at its plant in West Point, Miss., as of March 28.
TDG training, containment inspection requirements, temporarily eased
OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada has eased requirements that apply to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) re-training dates and containment inspections, in the wake of challenges that have emerged during the f...
EPA Temporarily Suspends Enforcement of Environmental Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is temporarily suspending enforcement of its environmental rules, saying it will “generally not seek stipulated or other penalties for noncompliance” during th...
TuSimple, ZF Pair to Develop Technology for Autonomous Trucks
Autonomous driving company TuSimple has reached a deal with German vehicle components maker ZF Friedrichshafen to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks.
Waste haulers introduce new safety protocols amid Covid-19
HAMILTON, Ont. – Waste collection remains an essential service in the days of Covid-19, but those who run garbage trucks in this city west of Toronto walked off the job Monday because of concerns relating to the ...
Covid-19 Operations: Checker Flag Leasing
You rely on us to support your business with our products and services. Our team is fully committed to helping you continue to run your operations and our team is focused on navigating the ever-changing environme...
Trucking Stakeholders Offer Suggestions for New Major Crash Study
Trucking industry trade groups and other stakeholders have made a variety of suggestions to federal trucking regulators about how they should design and conduct a new major study to identify factors contributing ...
California Agency Approves $2.6 Billion for Multimodal Improvements
The California Transportation Commission recently approved $2.6 billion in funding for multimodal improvement projects.
Covid-19 presents new challenges for car hauler
SASKATOON, Sask. — Trevor Yuise has been behind the wheel professionally for over 30 years, the last six of which have been as a car hauler for Jack Cooper Transport out of Saskatoon. But in the days of Cov...
Food Deals for Truckers During the Coronavirus Crisis
Many retailers are showing their support for truck drivers during the coronavirus pandemic by offering specials or making it easier for them to visit their establishment. Here's a look at a few:
Momentum, GreenPower Partner on Wirelessly Charged Electric Buses
Momentum Dynamics and GreenPower Motor Company have entered a three-year OEM agreement to develop and sell wirelessly charged, purpose-built all-electric transit vehicles. The first vehicle to integrate Momentum ...
Skoda Unveils the OCTAVIA G-TEC Natural Gas Vehicle
ŠKODA, a Czech-based automobile manufacturer, has unveiled the OCTAVIA G-TEC natural gas vehicle (NGV) which is expected to be available in the second quarter. The OCTAVIA G-TEC will join the SCALA and KAMIQ G-TE...
Nova Scotia latest to adopt HoS exemption for Covid-19 relief
HALIFAX, N.S. – The Province of Nova Scotia is the latest to adopt an hours-of-service (HoS) exemption for those hauling specific Covid-19 relief items. The exemption is subject to various conditions. Prior to op...
Automotive News
COVID-19 is ruining the timing for eagerly awaited new models
With factories furloughed and showrooms shuttered, automakers are having to rethink go-to-market strategies for several key models.
Supplier's first move: Protect employees
Many auto companies waited for customers to start the chain of reaction of production halts, but vehicle software supplier StradVision moved early to protect its chief assets — its people.
Suppliers' factories could aid medical push
Suppliers are scrambling to evaluate what tooling, worker retraining and quality control assurance they need to start producing medical items quickly.
Cleaning top priority for dealerships, public transit
New standards of cleanliness are emerging at dealerships and public transit centers to help protect customers and employees from exposure to the coronavirus.
Electric Vehicles
Western Europe: 7% Of New Car Registrations Were Plug-Ins YTD
New stats show who sells the most plug-in electric cars and who achieves the highest share of plug-ins out of total sales volume.
Hyundai Kona Electric Updates Could Boost Range
The increase could be as much as 8 percent.
Renault ZOE DC Charging Test Reveals Peak Power Of 46 kW
But the maximum power is available just up to around 30% state-of-charge (SOC) and then fades slowly to about 25 kW at 80% SOC.
Porsche Taycan Called 'Craziest Electric Car' By Popular Tech Reviewer
We get an interesting perspective from this tech-focused reviewer.
Tesla And SpaceX Have First COVID-19 Cases Confirmed
Unfortunately, it was just a matter of time before it happened.
5 Untapped Markets For Formula E Sponsorship
So many industries are interested in supporting this electrifying sport.
Watch This Video On Doing Your Own EV Conversion Or Build
It can be a really good decision, depending on what you want to get out of your project.
Fully Charged Checks Out The Renault ZOE GT Line R135
The Renault ZOE is a great small car and with 22 kW three-phase charging at home, it has an edge over new Teslas.
Fuso To Roll Out Electric Models In All Truck And Bus Segments
Besides all-electric models, the first series-produced hydrogen fuel cell trucks are coming by the late 2020s.
InsideEVs Presents: Tesla Model Y Review - Road, Track And In The Mud
We take it to our InsideEVs track to test out dyno mode and off-road assist too.
Tesla Model Y Vs Model 3 Compared In Convenient Infographic
See how the Tesla Model Y Performance compares to its smaller sibling as far as specs.
Camping In The Tesla Model Y On The Track: Camp Mode, Energy Use
After a long day of track testing and making videos, it's time to camp out in the Model Y.
TeslaCam Captures Unexpected Toilet Paper Hoarder
Seems almost everyone and everything is trying to hoard some toilet paper.
Which Version Of Autopilot Hardware (2.5 Or 3.0) Is In Your Tesla?
Mr. Green teaches us an easy way to find out. Will Tesla explain its hardware selection strategy though?
Video Analyzes Whether Tesla Model Y Is Worth $60,000
Should you buy a new Model Y, a Model 3 or a used Model S instead?
Tesla Model 3 Performance Extensive Track Mode V2 Test & Review
Let's take a look at the various user settings and how they impact performance.
Watch Tesla Model S P100D Race Mercedes-AMG GT S
Two powerful, stylish cars line up, but which one wins?
SEAT Presents Electric Bloodstream Of Mii Electric
See the SEAT Mii electric key components (battery, motor, inverter, charger, DC/DC converter) and a thicket of electrical harnesses
Tesla Slashing 75% Of Workforce At U.S. Gigafactory Due To Pandemic
The move comes after Panasonic announced a cut in workers there too.
BBC: Electric Car Emissions Myth 'Busted'
Just in case you missed the last 100 studies that also prove EVs are cleaner.
Vehicle Emissions
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
Trump invokes DPA to get GM moving on ventilators
On 20 March, GM announced a cooperation with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of Ventec’s multi-function ventilator VOCSN to support the growing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. (Earlier post.) One ...
Volkswagen AG releases medical personnel in Germany with full pay for voluntary work in the public health service
Volkswagen AG is releasing employees with medical qualifications for up to 15 working days with full pay if they volunteer for work in the public health service. As of 27 March, there were 42,288 confirmed cases ...
First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw
The first of 130 Solaris electric buses (earlier post), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. 5870, has been deployed in Warsaw. Since the beginning of the year, Warsaw has been delivered electric buses under the...
Only 5% of GM, Ford’s Production to be EVs by 2026
The automakers will make over 5 million SUVs and pickup trucks in 2026, but only about 320,000 electric vehicles.
NASA releases concept images of all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane in final Mod IV configuration
NASA has released a series of concept images of the all-electric X-57 Maxwell airplane (earlier post), showcasing aspects of its final Mod IV configuration during different flight modes. The artist’s concept imag...
Landi Renzo Receives CNG Certification for Ford 7.3L Engine
Landi Renzo USA received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification on compressed natural gas (CNG) for the Ford 7.3L engine covering Class 4-7 vehicles.
BMW 3-Series plug-in, parking an EV, slow progress for pickups: Today’s Car News
Pickups haven’t become more fuel-efficient at the rate of other vehicles. Storing electric vehicles requires being thoughtful about the battery. And the 3-Series plug-in hybrid is back. This and more, here ...
Keep your parked electric car and its battery healthy with these simple tips
Many EV commuters are suddenly affected by orders to stay at home and, if possible, to work from home. With the electric car parked for extended times, what's the best strategy for not damaging the battery? The g...
Truck mpg has lagged for decades: Will diesel and electric pickups do better?
Nearly all vehicle types now achieve more than double the gas mileage that they achieved in 1975, when the EPA started compiling trends for vehicle emissions and fuel economy. All except pickups, that is. While t...
2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets more electric range, new home-charging options
The 2021 BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid gets a redesign, migrating to the G20-generation 3-Series platform and gaining more electric range in the process. BMW will offer the plug-in hybrid sedan, which was first ann...
MIT researchers use neural networks to speed materials design; 5 weeks vs 50 years for flow battery proof-of-concept
When searching through theoretical lists of possible new materials for particular applications, such as batteries or other energy-related devices, there are often millions of potential materials that could be con...
Co-Optima releases capstone report on first 4 years of work
For the past four years, the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) National Laboratory consortium has focused research efforts primarily on turbocharged (boosted) spark-ignition (SI) engines for light-du...
JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%
The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. According to JATO Dynamics data, 1,063,264 units were registered last month, compared to 1,143,852 in February 2019. This equates to a...
MobiledgeX and Savari partner on C-V2X
MobiledgeX and Savari announced a strategic partnership jointly to enable enhanced Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) use cases for automotive OEMs, their fleet management, and mobility-as-a-service partners....
IHS Markit: US gasoline demand could be cut almost in half due to COVID-19
A sudden drop in miles traveled by car in the US triggered by wide-spread social isolation measures will have immediate ramifications for gasoline demand. IHS Markit analysis finds that US gasoline demand could f...
UniSA researchers, Dragonfly working to deploy drone as screening tool for COVID-19 pandemic
Researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA), in partnership with DragonFly, are working to deploy a drone to monitor and to detect remotely people with infectious respiratory conditions. The drone wi...
ION Energy and Li-ion pack maker Wamtechnik enter strategic partnership; electric excavator
Advanced battery management and intelligence systems provider ION Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with European battery pack manufacturer Wamtechnik to facilitate the deployment of a prototype ele...
Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19
Bosch Healthcare Solutions, together with Randox Laboratories Ltd., has developed one of the world’s first fully automated molecular diagnostic tests for COVID-19. The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is posing major chall...
Alternative Fuels
Report: Boost in consumption of US biomass-based diesel expected
According to a new report released March 26 by the Fuels Institute, biomass-based diesel has increased its share of the diesel fuel market from 0.5 percent volume in 2010 to 5 percent in 2018 and is projected to ...
EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date
The U.S. EPA announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s small refinery exemption (SRE) ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the c...
ADM commits $1 million to aid in COVID-19 response
Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced March 27 that it is has committed approximately $1 million to various organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19, including the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, re...
Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant accepting applications
Students are invited to apply online for a grant award of up to $2,000 through the Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant, established by the National Biodiesel Foundation to help full-time students intere...
Strada deep drilling geothermal technology tests complete
The post Strada deep drilling geothermal technology tests complete appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Strada Global has successfully finished the testing it was doing on the patented FHOS. Strada Global, a fi...
Huge Idaho wind farm may become one of the biggest in the world
The post Huge Idaho wind farm may become one of the biggest in the world appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . If the project moves forward as expected, it could break ground in 2022 in the state’s Magic Valley....
Virginia is the first Southern state with a 100 percent carbon-free electricity goal
The post Virginia is the first Southern state with a 100 percent carbon-free electricity goal appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The state is taking on a new challenge to gradually move away from fossil fuels...
Australia’s hydrogen fuel transition is great news for the coal sector
The post Australia’s hydrogen fuel transition is great news for the coal sector appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The country is hoping to gain from Japan’s goals to become a leading H2 adopter by selling a ...
NBB welcomes administration’s decision not to appeal SRE ruling
The National Biodiesel Board welcomes President Trump’s decision not to appeal the January court ruling that invalidated three small refinery exemptions that the U.S. EPA granted retroactively for the 2016 Renewa...
Electric vehicle carbon footprint is smaller than fossil fuel powered cars, study
The post Electric vehicle carbon footprint is smaller than fossil fuel powered cars, study appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . New research has shown that EVs produce less CO2 than their conventionally powered...
Vegetable oil prices under pressure due to coronavirus pandemic
The spread of the coronavirus sent global prices of crude oil and vegetable oil on a downward spiral. Diesel sales are in steep decline, and the demand for and use of biodiesel, and biodiesel producers’ demand fo...
KEPCO develops new liquid organic hydrogen carries technology
The post KEPCO develops new liquid organic hydrogen carries technology appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . Korea Electric Power Corp. announced a new way to store H2, which it has called LOHC. Korea Electric P...
Oil refineries challenge Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs
Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier filed petitions with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling that struck down three small refinery exemptions ...
US solar power broke all its records last year
The post US solar power broke all its records last year appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . California saw substantial growth in 2019 and Colorado and Pennsylvania’s markets are primed. US solar power took off...
SKYE research vessel to test fuel cell tech
The post SKYE research vessel to test fuel cell tech appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The Finnish Environment Institute’s vessel will try the new technology this summer in the Baltic Sea. A Finish Environme...
Alfa Laval to supply equipment for St1 renewable diesel plant
Alfa Laval has won a $5.8 million contract to supply various pieces of equipment for a process line to remove impurities in waste fats and oils at St1’s renewable diesel biorefinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Equipme...
Iowa ethanol, glycerin donated for hand sanitizer production
Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association members sent the first donated shipment of Iowa ethanol and glycerin to the state of Iowa to be used by Iowa Prison Industries for the production of hand sanitizer during the ...
Shell consortium sets sights on 10 GW offshore wind powered hydrogen project
The post Shell consortium sets sights on 10 GW offshore wind powered hydrogen project appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The companies are working together to launch an effort that will construct a massive el...
Waste-to-energy market to see 6.45 percent annual global growth rate to 2025
The post Waste-to-energy market to see 6.45 percent annual global growth rate to 2025 appeared first on Hydrogen Fuel News . The world’s WtE market is predicted to achieve a combined annual growth rate for the ne...
More rapeseed meal in compound feeds despite declining production
The use of oilseed meals in Germany’s compound feeds has declined continuously over the past four years. In the first half of the 2015-’16 marketing year, it amounted to 3.4 million metric tons, whereas in 2019-’...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuels
Here’s What Oil Traders Are Doing To Profit From Ultra-Low Oil Prices
Some of the world’s major oil traders are looking to take advantage of the abnormally low oil prices, Reuters reported on Friday, citing shipping sources, as WTI falls below $22 per barrel, and Brent sinks to sub...
The Cheapest Way For Trump To Save U.S. Oil
The President of the United States has the power, at his sole discretion without any other authority, to place a fee on imported oil or products. It becomes variable when a base price (floor price) is set and a f...
Price War Hits Africa’s Largest Oil Producer
Caught in the Saudi-Russian oil price war, Africa’s largest oil producer, Nigeria, has discounted deeply its crude and aims to pump as much as it can, trying to retain customers in the unprecedented demand plunge...
Egypt Sentences Five People To Death For Deadly Oil Pipeline Explosion
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced this week five people to death for oil pipeline damage that killed nine people in November, Egyptian media report. Five other people who were involved in the pipeline destruct...
Oil Drops Fifth Straight Week
Oil dipped amid a one-two punch from collapsing demand due to the coronavirus crisis and ballooning supply.
Oil Tumbles Towards $20 As Glut Grows
The brief rebound in oil prices was never going to last in the current environment, and as the global crude glut nears historic highs, prices are heading towards $20 (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) (Click t...
Action-Packed Week Wraps Up for Oil Market
Rigzone panelists weigh in on oil market hits and misses for the week ending March 27, 2020.
Iraq Wants 30% Capex Cut From Foreign Oil Firms
Iraq, one of the oil producers worst hit by the oil price crash, is proposing that all foreign oil firms operating in OPEC’s second-largest producer cut their budgets by 30 percent on the condition that crude pro...
Chinese Oil Giant Is Slashing Spending
China's biggest oil and gas producer PetroChina said it would adjust its previously approved capital expenditure (CAPEX) for this year as Chinese state oil majors join other oil firms in the world in cutting capi...
Why This Is Not The Right Time To Buy Energy Stocks
If there is one thing that history teaches us (other than that we don’t learn from history) it is that following a drop as severe and rapid as this in the stock market and commodity prices, there will be some inc...
Trump Relaxes Environmental Regulations To Counter Coronavirus Impact
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to weigh on the global economy, the Trump administration has quietly relaxed regulatory measures meant to protect the environment from unnecessary air and water pollution.  The ...
The Worst Is Still To Come For Oil Markets
U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are in a position to finish the week sharply lower despite stimulus efforts by policymakers around the world against demand destruc...
Economic Activity Hits A Decade-Low
Friday, March 27, 2020 1. Economic activity plunges to decade-low- The U.S. economy contracted at the fastest rate in March since the depths of the financial meltdown a decade ago. - IHS Markit’s purchasing manag...
COVID-19 In A Civil War
Why Haftar Isn’t Going to Sell Libyan Oil While there are plenty of political and industry players the world over who would like to see a winner in the Libyan civil war stalemate, the oil and gas market at large ...
Saudi Arabia Is Ignoring U.S. Pressure
Market Movers There has been no letting up in the oil price war despite the intense demand destruction caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic that has now reached Europe and the United States. There have been rum...
Rig Count Crashes Most In 4 Years As Oil Shock Rocks U.S. Shale
Baker Hughes reported that the number of oil and gas rigs in the US fell again this week by 44, falling to 728, with the total oil and gas rigs clocking in at 278 fewer than this time last year. It is the largest...
Oil Industry Experts Say Shale Will Rise Again
The comeback trail would be steep and long.
Russia Sees Oil Market Balance In 2021
The global oil market could return to balance in at least one year, all things being equal as-is, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said at a forum in Russia on Friday.   When the first signs of rebala...
Coronavirus Delays Maintenance Across Oil, Gas Industries
The coronavirus pandemic is delaying vital maintenance across the oil and natural gas industries in Europe and North America.
Saudis Hold Firm, No Talks With Russia on Oil Output Cut
The comments from the Saudi Energy Ministry dispelled speculation that Riyadh and Moscow may be seeking diplomatic talks.
Public Organization
Green Transportation Summit & Expo
The 10th annual GTSE is the region's premier clean transportation mecca. This year's conference breaks into new space with the inclusion of the EPA's West Coast Collaborative Partner's Meeting focusing on heavy-d...
EVS33 - World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition
EVS33 will assemble global leaders from industry, government, and academia to explore the technical, policy, and market achievements–and challenges–in transportation electrification. EVS33 features a major trade ...
Twelve U.S. states generate more than 30% of their electricity from nuclear power
Nuclear power plants play an important role in U.S. electricity generation, consistently providing about 20% of total annual generation. Of the 30 U.S. states with operating commercial nuclear power plants, 12 st...
Oil market volatility is at an all-time high (3/25/2020)
Crude oil prices have fallen significantly since the beginning of 2020, largely driven by the economic contraction caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID19) and a sudden increase in crude oil supply ...
New Research Designed to Quantify Trucking Impacts from COVID-19 – Industry Survey Seeks Operating Impacts from Drivers, Fleets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 25, 2020 ATRI Contact:  Rebecca Brewster (404) 247-8787OOIDA Contact:  Tom Weakley (816) 229-5791 Minneapolis, MN – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and t...
Lower compensation rates for residential solar PV generation could reduce overall adoption
Electric utilities in some states have recently changed their policies regarding how they compensate electricity generation from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on residential customers' homes. An Issue...
GPS Data Shows Critical Truck Deliveries Continue Despite COVID-19 – Analysis of Data Finds Unprecedented Performance Year-Over-Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 March 24, 2020   Atlanta, Georgia – Today, the American Transportation Research Institute is releasing new data showing that trucks are continuing ...
European natural gas storage inventories are at record-high levels at the end of winter
European natural gas storage inventories as of March 1, 2020, were 60% full-the highest ever recorded level for the start of March, according to Gas Storage Europe's Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI+). Euro...
Data For 03/23/20
Summary Excerpt: Regular Gasoline Retail Price (Dollars per Gallon) 2.120 .. U.S. 2.084 ... East Coast 2.138 .... New England 2.255 .... Central Atlantic 1.960 .... Lower Atlantic 1.873 ... Midwest 1.860 ... Gulf...
China's crude oil imports surpassed 10 million barrels per day in 2019
China's annual crude oil imports in 2019 increased to an average of 10.1 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 0.9 million b/d from the 2018 average. China remains the world's top crude oil importer, surp...
Oil market volatility is at an all-time high
Crude oil prices have fallen significantly since the beginning of 2020, largely driven by the economic contraction caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and a sudden increase in crude oil supply...
China’s crude oil imports surpassed 10 million barrels per day in 2019 (3/18/2020)
China’s annual crude oil imports in 2019 increased to an average of 10.1 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 0.9 million b/d from the 2018 average (Figure 1). China surpassed the United States as the wo...
Idling Regulations Compendium
ATRI publishes a compendium of current idling regulations by state, which is provided for free in two different PDF formats — the original compendium listing and as a foldable cab card for quick reference. ...
OPEC shift to maintain market share will result in global inventory increases and lower prices (3/11/2020)
Markets for oil, as well as other commodities and equities, have experienced significant volatility and price declines since the final week in February amid concerns over the economic effects of the 2019 novel co...
U.S. crude oil exports increased 45% to nearly 3 million b/d in 2019 (3/4/2020)
U.S. crude oil exports averaged 2.98 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2019, an increase of 930,000 b/d (45%) from 2018 (Figure 1). The number of destinations for U.S. crude oil exports increased from 41 to 44, an...
ATRI Releases Annual List of Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks
Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America. The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the lev...
Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks – 2020
Since 2002, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has collected and processed truck GPS data in support of numerous U.S. DOT freight mobility initiatives. Using truck GPS data from over 1 million ...
New Research Documents Who Pays and Who Benefits From Toll System Revenue
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 January 29, 2020   Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released new research that documents the...
A Financial Analysis of Toll System Revenue: Who Pays & Who Benefits
  The post A Financial Analysis of Toll System Revenue: Who Pays & Who Benefits appeared first on American Transportation Research Institute .
New Research Helps Redefine the Role of Government Actions on Autonomous Truck Testing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Murray (651) 641-6162 January 13, 2020 Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released new research that identifies both the ...

      Climate

Climate
Pandemic Exposes Plight of Food Workers Who Have Long Fought for Justice
The rapid spread of COVID-19, with confirmed US cases now nearing 100,000, is forcing the federal government to confront some stark realities. Notably, the pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the US food syst...
Green Budgeting: Ensuring Policy Cohesiveness towards India’s Climate Goals
 Written by: Raghav AnandIndia’s union budget for 2020-21 was announced on the 1st of February and it finally showed some promise with regards to forwarding the country’s climate agenda. Wit...
Oil Alliance Discussions Underscore American Energy Progress
As oil prices remain below $25 per barrel, U.S. government officials are in discussions about establishing a new oil alliance with Saudi Arabia to stabilize international markets. This potential new accord is one...
WoodMac: Distributed Storage Outlook Shrinks for 2020 Due to Coronavirus
Residential and commercial energy storage installations are taking a hit as the U.S. tackles the coronavirus pandemic . The behind-the-meter storage segment will install 31 percent less capacity in 2020 than...
Three Ways the Coronavirus Crisis Is Also a Food Crisis
As the coronavirus crisis keeps most Americans at home, many of us have pantries comfortably stocked with food and can have groceries delivered to our doorsteps in a matter of hours. But millions of our neighbors...
Virginia Regulators Reject Key Parts of Dominion’s Smart Meter, Grid Upgrade Plan
Virginia utility regulators once again  rejected  large parts of utility Dominion Energy’s grid modernization plans, including $752 million of proposed investment to deploy smart meters ...
GTM’s Live Coronavirus Blog: The Impact on Clean Energy
For all their momentum, the clean-energy sectors — solar, wind, energy storage, and companies transforming the power grid — will not escape the COVID-19 downdraft. These industries face daun...
Most US Solar Manufacturing Continues Despite Coronavirus Restrictions
American solar manufacturers are deciding whether to keep workers on the line during the coronavirus crisis or let facilities go dark for an unknown period of time. Many are choosing to stay in operation des...
Global call to deliver hydrogen plan Down Under
This Australian group is looking at de-carbonising the gas grid.  Certainly, given what's happening in the UK and elsewhere the target looks acheivable:“Through this expression of interest process,...
Europe Was at the Start of a Huge Solar Rebound. Does Coronavirus Threaten That?
Europe's solar renaissance looks set to continue blossoming despite the impact of the coronavirus and falling power prices, experts and investors say. A combination of new competitive tenders and the inc...
Fossil-fuel giant Russia tiptoes towards low-carbon future
Interesting to see Russia engaging with the net zero agenda through this low-carbon development plan.  The community may find this discussion of interest:    Click headline for full article
2020 Election Special: Coronavirus, Cleantech and Climate Collide
This is a special crossover episode between The Energy Gang and the  Climate 2020   podcasts . Coronavirus brought the 2020 election to a screeching halt. Climate was once a top issue, but it’s be...
Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge
The power behind transportation will change radically in the coming years so, given the pace of the energy transition, this is an especially timely UK government paper.The community may also find Dr Massey and my...
Who Cares About the Coronavirus Pandemic and Climate Change?
This country was founded by geniuses, but it's being run by a bunch of.. Click headline for full article
Advanced Energy Battles Coal to a Draw in Hoosier State Rematch
The 2020 session of the Indiana General Assembly was expected to be quiet. After all, we had just wrapped up the first year of the 21st Century Energy Task Force – a two-year study to create a comprehensive...
Tesla Shanghai Production for the Rest of 2020
Tesla Shanghai factory experts and key investors exchanged conference calls and the production level information from the call from Shengang Securities was obtained by Ranjing Finance, on March 1, 2020. Current p...
Washington Charges Up for Electric Cars
Amid the devastating pandemic gripping the state of Washington, the state government is working hard to support healthcare providers, assist workers and businesses, and educate the public about keeping safe and h...
Coal-Dependent South Korea Adopts 2050 Carbon-Neutral Target, Sets Deadlines for Green New Deal
pxhereIn a major shift, South Korea’s governing party has pledged to adopt a Green New Deal and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with a recently-introduced plan that includes a carbon tax, a phaseout of f...
Analysis: Fossil Bailout Not the Prescription for Canada’s Fiscal Health
Max Goessler/PixabayShovels or ladders?That is the stark choice facing Justin Trudeau and Parliament as they consider aiding western Canada’s giant tar sands/oil sands producers, which can now sell their oi...

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Safety
U.S. Department of Transportation Sponsors Capitol Christmas Tree During Journey Across the United States
Highlights critical role of commercial trucks during holiday season and reminds public to share the road safely Language English Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes $74 Million in Cost Savings By Reducing Burdensome Rules on the Commercial Buses
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a proposed rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by...
FMCSA Declares Ohio Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Ohio-licensed commercial driver Gregory Alan Barnhart to be an imminent hazard to public safety and has ord...
US Department of Transportation Offers New Resource to Help Military Reservists and Servicemembers Find Jobs in the Trucking Industry
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess t...
FMCSA Opens Registration for Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that registration is now open for the Congressionally-mandated Commercial Driver’s License ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Awards Over $77 Million in Grants to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $77.3 million in grants to states and educational institutions to enhan...
FMCSA: 5 changes to the HOS rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) unveiled a proposal on August 14 to revise its hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. The FMCSA estimates its proposal wou...
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increa...
Exempt from the Canadian ELD Mandate? Here’s 5 reasons to comply anyways
With the Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate taking effect in less than two years, details are beginning to surface around who’s going to be affected — and who’s not. Until adopted by any one or more...
Department of Transportation Revises Bus Lease and Interchange Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of c...
FMCSA Declares Missouri Truck Driver to be an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Missouri-licensed truck driver Bruce Andrew Pollard to be an imminent hazard to public safety ...
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize ...
Final Canadian ELD Mandate Rules Announced
The final Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate was announced today by Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau. As expected, the rules state that ELD solution providers must obtain certification from ...
10 Steps to ELD Migration Success
It has almost been a year since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Many carriers that were able to take advantage of the grandfather clause opted to use automatic onboard recording...
Canadian ELD Mandate Updates
Updated October 16, 2018 The final Canadian ELD Mandate rule is expected to release this year or in the first quarter of 2019 (best guesses). While the full information is still not available, fleets can still ed...
The ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned So Far
It has been over six months since the first electronic logging device (ELD) Mandate deadline passed. Since then, the FMCSA has granted new exemptions and guidance, and the hard deadline has been enforced. In a re...
Post-ELD Enforcement Date: Regulatory Update
April was a busy month since the hard ELD enforcement date starting April 1. Changes continue to be made in agriculture and tank hauling. CVSA is focused on day-to-day enforcement as well as an Hours of Service e...
ELD Enforcement Starts April 1. Are Your Drivers Prepared?
During the “soft enforcement” period since the ELD Mandate took effect on Dec. 18, drivers caught running without proper ELD equipment, documentation, or training have been written up, but neither they nor the co...
New FMCSA Guidance on AOBRDs
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided an answer in response to requests to extend or exempt certain fleets as it relates to the ELD Mandate grandfather clause....
Debunking the Myth Around ELD and Crossing Borders
There have been many different stories in the trucking business throughout the past six months when it comes to questions of ELD compliance among Canadian and Mexican drivers and trucking companies operating in t...