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  • LONDON, March 17- Demand for oil is intimately connected to the demand for transportation in the United States and the other advanced industrial economies. Cars, trucks, airlines, railways and shipping accounted for 71 percent of total U.S. oil consumption in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Petroleum-derived fuels, including...

  • Intermodal shipping: Trucks vs. trains Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Intermodal shipping: Trucks vs. trains

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports cheaper diesel fuel is making trucking over long distances less expensive than rails to transport products. But Erik Hansen of KS Southern, disagrees.

  • Low fuel prices lift Main Street businesses Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 1:45 PM ET
    James Beito of Insearch Corporation, a construction transportation firm in Tempe, Arizona, is seeing big fuel savings.

    Lower gasoline prices are helping Main Street businesses as energy costs fall and consumers turn fuel savings into spending.

  • Transports chug to new highs Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 AM ET
    Transports chug to new highs

    Jason Seidl, Cowen & Company, provides perspective on what's driving transports higher as oil prices slide lower.

  • Branson's bid for biofuels Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Branson's bid for biofuels

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, and Mike Roeth, Carbon War Room, discuss reducing carbon output.

  • Reducing fuel usage Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Reducing fuel usage

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, and Mike Roeth, Carbon War Room, discuss how trucking companies will likely benefit by reducing fuel usage.

  • Road to saving $40 billion Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Trucks line up to enter Port Everglades on July 30, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, and Mark Roeth, Carbon War Room, discuss a new initiative to make the trucking industry far more efficient.

  • Trucking along and improving safety Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Trucking along and improving safety

    James Welch, YRC Worldwide, provides the latest read on the trucking industry and weighs in on truck safety. Seventy percent of all truck accidents are caused by a vehicle, but clearly we need to put automation in the cab, Welch points out.

  • Collision course: Crash avoidance technologies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET
    Collision course: Crash avoidance technologies

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at highway safety and how new technology is being used to prevent terrible crashes and tragedies on the road.

  • Collision course Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Collision course

    CNBC's Eamon Javers takes a look at highway safety and long-haul trucking.

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    The Port of Los Angeles

    Drivers in a labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of LA and Long Beach began an indefinite strike Monday.

  • Congress, White House spar over transport funding Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    A slow-motion pile-up is coming into view this summer as federal funding for road construction runs out.

  • Transports skid into nasty winter Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Transports skid into nasty winter

    Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners analyst, explains how severe winter weather is impacting the transports. There may be an opportunity to buy some of these stocks at a discount, says Broughton.

  • Warning signals on Dow transports Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Warning signals on Dow transports

    Are regulations slowing down transports? Donald Broughton, Avondale Partners, shares his thoughts on what's driving transportation stocks lower and provides an outlook on the sector.

  • GM Partially Unveils 2014 Silverado Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mark Reuss, GM North America president, talks about his company's new pick-up trucks, including a limited "sneek peak" of the 2014 Silverado. (5:25)

  • Austin, Texas

    Every day, about 10 Kansas City Southern trains hauling everything from cars to chemicals crisscross the border between Mexico and the United States at Laredo, Texas, up from about six three years ago.

  • America’s Deadliest Jobs Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    These 10 jobs have the highest fatal work injury rates in the U.S.

  • Option Bulls Bet Navistar Will Hit the Gas Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 5:54 AM ET
    Navistar Logo

    Navistar International has faced heavy downward pressure, but now some traders apparently think that it's ready to shine.

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    A worsening shortage of truckers is pushing up freight rates and delaying some deliveries, defying the weak economy, high unemployment and falling gasoline prices, USA Today reports.

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    Here are six stocks that should benefit from the trucking industry’s shift from diesel fuel to natural-gas in the coming years.