May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.
Tags: Maintenance, Emissions, DPF
February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Denise Rondini
Exhaust gas circulation valves and coolers and DPFs have been around since 2007, but not all fleets have a good understanding of the proper cleaning cycle.
Tags: Emissions, Aftermarket Parts, Diesel Particulate Filter
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Should tire inflation systems be part of the new federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules? Trucking’s track record with pressure maintenance says yes. But, uncertainty over the definition of proper inflation raises questions.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, EPA, Tires, Tire Inflation
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
OEM comments on proposed EPA/NHTSA Phase 2 GHG regs show they’re nowhere
near ready for prime time. What the agencies say in reply will speak volumes on where the rule is headed.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, EPA
October 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
The old adage “the devil is in the details” could have been invented for the new “phase 2” greenhouse gas / fuel efficiency regulations proposed by the EPA and the NHTSA.
Tags: Emissions, GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, FTR, Daimler Trucks North America
September 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation, report high levels of success with the fuel.
Tags: Emissions, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.
Tags: Emissions, Mercedes-Benz, Diesel Engines, Europe, Engines, Global, Daimler Trucks North America
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood
The problem with the proposed Phase 2 GHG regulations is that Washington never sees the whole picture with the trucking industry.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By David Cullen
We take a close look at the proposed 'Phase 2' greenhouse gas/ fuel economy rules.
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
It’s not rocket science to split an API oil-service category. But it takes lots of chemical engineering to develop and bring to market not one, but two, new heavy-duty motor oil specs in a mere five years.
Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel and Oil, API
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Waste heat recovery systems are being developed by engine makers but are they the worth the compromises they bring in the name of more efficiency?
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, GHG
Allowing a manufacturer to focus on improving an entire vehicle - instead of just the engine - could reduce operating costs while still meeting efficiency standards.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, GHG, EPA, Daimler Trucks North America
Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.
Tags: Emissions, Regulations, GHG, EPA
A great deal of controversy already surrounds this next phase of the fuel economy and GHG reduction effort, as President Obama demanded in February of last year.
An in-depth look at the emissions regimes that we have now and will see in the future. Part one of a WebXclusive series.
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.
Tags: Emissions, Legislation, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA
August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
Tags: Emissions, Drivers, Equipment, Statistics, Parts, industry statistics, Fuel and Oil
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valves and other problems still plague owners of older equipment.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo, Cummins, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, SCR, EGR, EPA, Mack, DPF
January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
In May, Navistar International Corp. named Bill Kozek, a 26-year veteran of Paccar, as president of Navistar's North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeded Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer. Kozek spoke with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shortly after the company announced disappointing fourth-quarter earnings. Here's the Q&A.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Emissions
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, said Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Finally, a regulation that gives something back. Sometime between now and Jan. 1, 2014, all new heavy-duty trucks coming into service will be certified to a new fuel efficiency standard. Compliance rests with the truck maker, and the customer sees the benefit. So, what's the catch
Tags: Emissions, GHG14, GHG, MPG, Fuel Economy, Truckstops
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Idle-reduction supplier Webasto has teamed up with ESW Group, which provides emission control products, to integrate the two technologies in a way that allows fleets to obtain DERA (Diesel Emission Reduction Act) funding for emission control and idle reduction equipment
Tags: Idle Reduction, Webasto, Emissions, DERA
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The California Air Resources Board announced that Boshart Engineering Inc. achieved verification of the BE Econix Diesel Particulate Filter active metal system, with what Boshart calls the industry's first safety device for a DPF
Tags: CARB, DPF, Emissions
April 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Glen Sokolis, Contributor
Fleet companies are facing all kinds of new decisions with diesel exhaust fluid
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
Why equipment costs more today... or does it?
Tags: Emissions, EPA, Surface Transportation
June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Spec a truck right, and you'll get top fuel economy. Do it wrong, and you could be doomed.
Tags: Emissions, Spec'ing, Cascadia, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver Patton
Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.
Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Emissions
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