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.
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?
Tags: SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Test Drive, Aerodynamics
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
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
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Lockridge
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Aerodynamics, Downspeed, Regulations
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?
Tags: Cummins, SmartWay, Peterbilt, EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, SuperTruck, Engines, Fuel Economy
May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Denise Rondini
Finding and training technicians, purchasing tools and equipment, maintaining a parts inventory, dealing with OSHA and the EPA. These are just a few of the headaches fleets that maintain their own trucks face.
Tags: OSHA, EPA, Aftermarket, Dealers
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 - Feature
By Tom Berg
What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none of them would be absolutely wrong. Because like everything in trucking, “it depends.”
Tags: Used Trucks, EPA, Glider Kits, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Clarke Power Services, NationaLease, Ryder, Penske, IdeaLease, Paclease
January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Eaton, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, SCR, EPA, Mack, GHG emissions, API, GHG14
By Tom Berg and Oliver Patton
Truck owners and manufacturers share responsibility for compliance with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy.
Tags: ATA, GHG, TMC, EPA, Clean Air Act, GHG emissions, NHTSA
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?
Tags: Volvo, Isuzu, Kenworth, Ryder, ATA, Mitsubishi, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, GHG, TMC, EPA, Fuel Economy, Zonar, APU, Drivewyze, Daimler, Idle Reduction, eNow, Maverick Transportation, SuperTruck, Automated Transmissions, Future Trucks
September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
A dual-fuel conversion system can offer some of the fuel- and emissions-saving benefits of a natural gas engine without going out and buying a brand-new truck. Read more in this story from the September issue of HDT.
Tags: EcoDual, APG, Omnitek, Dual Fuel, EPA, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Evan Lockridge
If you've been hoping there is an end in sight to California's tidal waves of increasing trucking regulations, unfortunately, the tsunami has yet to strike, unless it crashes in a legal challenge.
Tags: CARB, EPA, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, CTA
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the company's submission for its diesel-to-natural gas conversion technology for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engine
Tags: Navistar, EPA, Omnitek
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park, Equipment Editor
Your customers are going to be seeing a lot more of that ubiquitous yellow engine-shaped icon on their dashboard with the latest model trucks.
Tags: In the Shop, EPA, Diagnostics
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Colorado-based company, Avantechs, announced that its VorBlade Wing System, which improves the aerodynamics for trucks and trailers, was recently verified by the EPA SmartWay Program
Tags: SmartWay, EPA
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Deborah Whistler, Editor
New technology adds another twist to emissions solutions for next EPA mandate.
Tags: Technology, EGR, EPA
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Jim Park, Contributing Editor
Lightweight specs are no longer just for extra payload.
Tags: EPA, Truck Weights
August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
Why equipment costs more today... or does it?
Tags: Emissions, EPA, Surface Transportation
July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
It's All About Fuel.
Tags: Fuel Prices, Class 8, Equipment, EPA, Test Drive
May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor
EPA has $50 million to support clean air retrofits
Tags: Funding, Congress, EPA, Clean Air Retrofit
March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor
Here's a preview of exhaust hardware you'll be seeing on '07 diesel engines.
Tags: EPA, DPF
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