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  • Gas Prices For This Year And Beyond

    January 04, 2016

    Gas Prices For This Year And Beyond

    Image courtesy MSN.com For years taking a trip to the gas pump was a journey filled with suspense and at some times--horror. The suspense wasn’t derived from whether or not it was going to be bad but rather from how bad it was going to be. But last year all of that changed and we were able to experience gas prices the lowest they've been since ...read more

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  • VW Fuel Efficency

    September 25, 2015

    VW Fuel Efficency

    Volkswagen's Rapid and Unforeseen Fall From Grace   On September 18th, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (collectively known as and referred to herein as Volkswagen). The State of California separately issued an In-Use Compliance letter to Volkswagen as investigations were launched by both ...read more

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  • How Quickly Could LNG Become a Choice for Customers Ordering Auto Transport?

    April 01, 2013

    How Quickly Could LNG Become a Choice for Customers Ordering Auto Transport?

    Hydrofracking for natural gas extraction has boomed across the nation, driving the cost of gas down and making it an attractive fuel option for anyone craving hydrocarbons to burn. Long being used to heat homes and light up cooking ranges, natural gas is an option to run automobiles as well. In many developing countries, gas-powered cars are a common sight, with old minibuses and taxis retrofitted ...read more

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  • Agreement is reached over changes at SeaFrance

    February 08, 2010

    The dispute between the French ferry company and its negotiations with unions had been dragging on since November 2009, but an agreement has finally been reached over the rescue plan. SeaFrance announced that it is now ready to start implementing the recovery plan which includes redundancy and productivity arrangements. The firm had been in dispute with the union for some time and thought that the recovery ...read more

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  • Load Volumes Decline but Gross Margins Rise for Logistics Firms

    January 25, 2010

    Freight brokers and logistics providers met earlier this year in San Antonio, providing more evidence of the bleak condition of the freight transportation and auto relocation industries. They also moved to gather data on the size of their segment of the industry. Load volumes and revenues have been on the decline, but gross margins have improved with similar results to those published by a major ...read more

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  • Haulers' Reaction to Fuel Increase

    October 22, 2009

    One auto hauler has described the UK government's decision to increase fuel duty by 2p per liter in September as a “kick in the teeth.” The managing director at Roy Bowles Transport, based in Colnbrook, Berkshire, is saddened about the fuel increase. He said that it appears that the road transport industry is an easy target for the government to raise money. The increase is seen ...read more

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  • Hybrid Technology Costs Outweigh Benefits

    October 20, 2009

    Vehicles in which the electric motor and battery assist the internal combustion engine will be extinct within years as their technical complexity far outweighs any fuel and emissions savings. According to battery manufacturer Valence Technology, the future lies in lithium-iron battery technology and its potential for the road transport industry and car haulers everywhere. According to the company, mild hybrid vehicles are overly complex and expensive ...read more

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  • Concerns Over Biodiesel’s Effect on Engines

    June 30, 2009

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is expected to urge the government to make changes to the quality standard of diesel because of the effect of biodiesel content on truck engines. According to a Commercial Motor investigation, there is increasing dissatisfaction at the way the fuel is being handled and distributed after it leaves the refinery, amid concerns it is causing fuel filters ...read more

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  • Operators See Drop in Fuel Consumption from Fuel-Saving Device

    April 07, 2009

    Following trials of a new fuel-saving device, two operators have claimed impressive declines in fuel consumption. Tipper operator GSE Haulage saw fuel consumption drop by 10% after it fitted the On-Demand Hydrogen Generator, made by a UK firm called Oil Drum, to several of its 32-ton tippers. Car hauler companies saw a fuel saving of 7% in a 20-month trial on two Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units. ...read more

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  • Ford Introduces new SYNC Technology

    March 30, 2009

    The goal of the 2008 SYNC Tour of Ford was to let consumers experience a new technology, SYNC, which was designed by Microsoft and which lets motorists control car stereos and mobile phones with voice commands. The technology will be available in 85% of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury cars by early 2009. Ford’s challenge was to reach people not ready to be “sold to” at state ...read more

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