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EIA projects diesel savings with Phase 2 standards

According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Today in Energy report, new proposed fuel standards would reduce diesel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

The proposed Phase 2 standards, which would take effect in model year 2021 and then increase in severity through 2027, are projected to reduce diesel consumption by 0.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per day by 2040, EIA said.

EIA: Diesel flat, gasoline down for the week

National average retail pump prices for diesel stayed flat this week for the U.S., while the price for gasoline dropped, according the data tracked by the Energy Information Agency (EIA)

However, prices for both fuels fluctuated in different directions on a regional basis, the agency noted, with diesel prices increasing in five areas of the country while dropping in another five.

ACT: Trailer orders and used Class 8 sales declined in May

Net trailer orders and used Class 8 truck sales registered big declines for the month of May, according to data tracked ACT Research Co. (ACT) –indications that the trucking industry continues to become “more cautious” regarding market conditions.

Rand McNally launching dash camera line

Rand McNally is rolling out a new line of stand-alone dash cameras that feature high definition (HD) video and extra-wide-angle lenses while including a "G" sensor to detect “significant” or sudden movement – such as a collision – so it will automatically save a video file of such incidents.

Fuel prices remain on the upswing

National average retail prices for diesel and gasoline continued increasing this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Agency (IEA), with further fuel price spikes expected as oil production “disruptions” hit their highest levels in five years this May.

Diesel increased 2.4 cents to $2.431 per gallon, EIA said, though that is 43.9 cents cheaper per gallon compared to the same week in 2015.

U.S. fuel prices continue to climb

National average prices for diesel and gasoline continued to increase this week in the U.S., according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The national average retail pump price for diesel jumped 2.5 cents this week to $2.407 per gallon, the agency said, which is 47.7 cents per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2015.

Diesel prices increased in every region of the country this week, EIA added, climbing the most in:

Knorr-Bremse to buy tedrive Steering Systems GmbH

Brake system manufacturer Knorr-Bremse – the parent company of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC – said it is buying tedrive Steering Systems GmbH based in Wülfrath, Germany, as part of a larger effort to craft more “highly integrated systems” for autonomous vehicle operation.

Neither company disclosed the purchase price, with Knorr-Bremse adding that the acquisition is subject to approval by the anti-trust authorities.

Freedom trucks roll for Memorial Day

One of a kind “Ride for Freedom” tractors, one each from Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) and Mack Trucks, will be joining the 29th annual “Ride for Freedom” rally in Washington, D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend; a rally that honors prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA) from all U.S. conflicts overseas, as well as those currently serving in the armed forces.

ATRI: Cost of sleep apnea treatment high for drivers 1

A new sleep apnea white paper issued by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and based on a survey of over 800 truck drivers finds that the cost of sleep apnea treatments is hitting them hard in the wallet, with out-of-pocket expenses for treatment averaging $1,220 or some 1.5 weeks of median drive pay.

Other findings by the group include:

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