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Carrier Transicold Offers Greener Refrigerant Option

Carrier Transicold has announced that it will be offering the more environmentally friendly refrigerant R-452A as an alternative for use in its truck and trailer refrigeration systems later this year.

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Duke Energy Tackles Truck Idling at N.C. Distribution Facility

Duke Energy will be heading a $320,000 project to install a total of 36 electric power outlets for heavy trucks at a distribution center for Merchants Distributors in Hickory, N.C.

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia.

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DOT May Revise 2021 Fuel Economy Standards

The U.S. Department of Transportation may revise automotive fuel economy standards starting with the 2021 model year and could lower standards through 2025, reports Reuters.

Pilot Flying J paid $85 million to settle with customers affected by a fuel rebate scandal and an additional $92 million in fines. Photo: TruckingInfo.com

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Former Pilot Flying J Execs Take Plea Bargain in Fuel Skimming Scandal

Four former Pilot Flying J executives accused in a diesel fuel rebate scandal have agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.

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Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

Photo of 2017 Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

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EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

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California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Rolf Lockwood

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Commentary: What Happens to SmartWay With EPA Under Fire?

Looks like SmartWay’s days are numbered, if not those of the entire Environmental Protection Agency, but we shouldn't be especially sad if EPA budget cuts kill SmartWay. We have options, writes Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

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Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

Image: National Biodiesel Board

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Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

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