June 10, 2016 - Industry News
A California judge has ruled that the California Air Resources Board erred in delaying the enforcement of stricter diesel emission rules for certain heavy-duty truck operators.
Tags: CARB, California, Diesel Emissions
May 20, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Ports, Hybrid Trucks, Drayage, South Coast Air Quality Management District, California, Emissions
As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.
Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, NOx, Diesel Emissions
January 26, 2016 - Industry News
UK-based Ricardo Inc. says it will partner with the Gas Technology Institute to design the engines to emit fewer NOx emissions while powering medium-duty commercial vehicles.
Tags: California, NOx, diesel engine exhaust
November 20, 2015 - Industry News
Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.
Tags: California, CNG, Rental Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles
October 9, 2015 - Industry News
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, EPA, Fines, Truck and Bus Regulation
October 5, 2015 - Press Release
Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.
Tags: California, Propel Fuels, Renewable Diesel, Fueling Stations
September 14, 2015 - Industry News
Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.
Tags: California, Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
Tags: Trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA
August 27, 2015 - Press Release
TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.
Tags: California, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).
Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
August 11, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.
Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).
Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, State Grants, EV Charging Stations
May 28, 2015 - Industry News
The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.
Tags: CARB, Trucks, California, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Buses, Vouchers, State Grants
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.
Tags: Legislation, California, Greenhouse Gas
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.
Tags: California, EPA, GHG emissions, Owner-Operators, Litigation, California Construction Trucking Association
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Penske Truck Leasing and Sonoma County Fleet Operations as two of the seven winners of its Clean Air Excellence Award.
Tags: EPA, Penske Truck Leasing, Emissions Reduction, Awards, Sonoma County, California, Alternative Fuels
March 20, 2015 - Industry News
Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Southern California to refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and consumers.
Tags: California, Waste Management, Heavy-Duty Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
February 27, 2015 - Industry News
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
Tags: CARB, California, EPA, Department of Agriculture, DME
January 8, 2015 - Industry News
In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.
Tags: Regulations, California, Renewable Fuel, Emissions, Diesel, CARB
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
According to a group of collaborating researchers, emissions at the Port of Oakland, Calif., have decreased dramatically due to more stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulation.
Tags: CARB, California, SCR, DPF
November 12, 2014 - Industry News
Following the implementation of programs at the Port of Los Angeles to reduce emissions from trucks, ships, trains and other equipment, a new report shows the facility has made big strides in cutting back on air pollution.
Tags: Emissions, Port of Los Angeles, California, Diesel Emissions, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.
Tags: CNG, LNG, Taxes, California
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