May 20, 2016
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.
May 18, 2016
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.
January 26, 2016
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?
December 11, 2015
Alliance AutoGas has announced the pursuit of CARB certification for the 2016 Ford Transit, which it is currently taking orders in 49 states for.
November 13, 2015
California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
October 22, 2015
Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.
October 9, 2015
EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.
October 5, 2015
Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.
September 25, 2015
The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.
September 1, 2015
California has handed out 2,000 vouchers to fleets to fund hybrid and battery-electric zero-emission trucks and buses under a grant program overseen by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the board has announced.
August 18, 2015
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.
August 13, 2015
Propel Fuels is offering its Diesel High Performance Renewable fuel at locations across Southern California, the company announced.
Trucking stakeholders across the country will be keenly watching developments in California after a recent proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown called for zero-emission technologies in vehicles.
July 1, 2015
The California Air Resources Board has approved $373-million in grants to bolster alternative-fuel vehicles, including fleet-eligible rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles, the board announced.
June 4, 2015
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.
May 28, 2015
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.
April 2, 2015
California fleets that have had to fork over funds to buy new cleaner-burning trucks or retrofit with diesel particulate filters may well have a leg up over the rest of the country under the Environmental Protection Agency's upcoming rules, according to one blog.
March 6, 2015
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.
February 27, 2015
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.
February 23, 2015
John Dutra is a one-man band, running his custom-upfit 1991 Isuzu FSR for construction work in the South Bay of San Francisco. Dutra couldn’t have known when he bought his truck so many years ago that today he’d be staring down a government mandate to (in all practicality) buy a cleaner truck.
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