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September 23, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.

Tags: Emissions, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GHG emissions, Technology & Maintenance Council

September 18, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed

Daimler says its $30 million SuperTruck does not meet EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction demands. Photo by Jim Park

Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.

Tags: DTNA, EPA, GHG emissions

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Image courtesy of CALSTART.

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 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, GHG, EPA, NHTSA

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards


In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Tags: ATD, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress

June 25, 2015 - Industry News

EPA SmartWay Plans to Expand Programs, Leadership Worldwide

Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Global, Emissions

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, GHG, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA

June 4, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Air Power Dual-Fuel System Receives Certification

Photo via Clean Air Power

Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, EPA, Dual Fuel System, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Clean Air Power

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

Photo via Wikipedia.

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, President Obama

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

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

Penske, Calif. County Win EPA Clean Air Award

Photo courtesy of Penske.

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 6, 2015 - Industry News

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

Photo: CCTA

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

Tags: CARB, Lawsuits, Supreme Court, California Contrstruction Trucking Association, EPA, Green Regulations, Legislation

March 4, 2015 - Industry News

Isuzu Starts Production on 2015, 2016 N-Series Diesels

Isuzu NPR-XD. Photo via Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, EPA, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Diesel Engines

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

Southwest Research Institute will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under a five-year, $20.1 million contract from the EPA. Photo via Soutwest Research Institute

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

Tags: Emissions, Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, EPA

February 27, 2015 - Industry News

California Approves DME for Use as Vehicle Fuel

Graphic via Oberon

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

February 26, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

Photo via Wikimedia.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

Tags: UPS, EPA, Awards, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions Reduction

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Study: Clean Diesel Exhaust Safe for Animal Lungs, Probably Humans

EPA 2010 and later engines emit virtually no soot, as illustrated by this clean exhaust pipe. Photo by Jim Park

Modern diesels burn so cleanly that laboratory rats suffered no lung illnesses during a lengthy study of their exposure to exhaust gases, according to the Health Effects Institute.

Tags: Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel Engines, Research, Diesel Emissions, Health Issues, EPA, Emissions

January 23, 2015 - Industry News

Copper-Free Brake Initiative Signed by Trucking Groups

The signing ceremony for the Copper Free Brake Initiative. Photo courtesy of MEMA.

Several motor vehicle industry associations including the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association pledged to reduce the amount of copper in brake pads.

Tags: EPA, HDMA, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, Environmental Regulations, Air Disc Brake Pads

January 20, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Chief: Fuel Prices Won't Affect Pending Truck Fuel Economy Proposal

Drilling rig in Wyoming. Photo courtesy BP plc.

The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Biodiesel, EPA, U.S. Congress

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Westport Gains EPA Approval for CNG Transit

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Westport Innovations Inc. has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2015 Transit van.

Tags: EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Westport Innovations, CARB

December 18, 2014 - Industry News

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, U.S. Congress, EPA, Legislation, Federal Grants

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Oregon Seeks EPA Funding For Truck Replacement Program

Photo via Port of Portland

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.

Tags: EPA, Oregon, Ports, Oregon Trucking Association, Clean Diesel, Emissions, DERA, Federal Grants



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