Emissions Reduction

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June 19, 2017

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

June 12, 2017

Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

May 19, 2017

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

January 24, 2017

Utah Ready-Mix Company Makes Major Investment in CNG

Salt Lake City, Utah’s Geneva Rock Products has invested more than $8 million in a new compressed natural gas fueling station and fleet of 25 CNG ready-mix concrete trucks.

January 10, 2017

Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck

Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

November 23, 2016

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

October 21, 2016

Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

October 21, 2016

Terex HyPower IM Reduces Fuel Usage and Emissions

The Terex HyPower IM is an idle mitigation and cab comfort solution that can help fleets meet green initiatives by reducing emissions and fuel usage.

October 14, 2016

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

September 28, 2016

Mahle Shows More Efficient Bearings at IAA

Mahle is working on a camshaft technology that will replace conventional bearings with wear-free roller bearings, the company announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.

September 15, 2016

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

August 25, 2016

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

August 8, 2016

Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

July 5, 2016

VW Settlement Includes Funds for Truck Emissions Reduction

Part of Volkswagen AG’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its emissions-cheating scandal will fund diesel emissions-reduction efforts in the heavy-duty truck industry.

May 6, 2016

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

April 27, 2016

Fleet Advantage Launches Quarterly “All-In Costs” Index

Fleet Advantage has released its inaugural quarterly index resource “designed to compare all-in costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements.”

March 30, 2016

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

February 26, 2016

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

February 26, 2016

QuickSpin: Transpower's Electric Heavy-Duty Tractor

The totally electric ElecTruck could change the way we view electric vehicles in the Class 8 space.

November 25, 2015

Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

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