Emissions

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February 15, 2018

Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants, especially those that burn coal?

February 1, 2018

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

February 1, 2018

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.

January 8, 2018

Environmental Group, State Attorneys Urge EPA to Keep Glider Kit GHG Rules

Environmental advocates, state attorneys general, and others are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the Obama administration’s ruling on glider kits under the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules, calling the current efforts to reverse the rule at odds with the Clean Air Act.

December 6, 2017

Mail Contractor Touts Low Carbon Footprint of ISL G Engine

Sheehy Mail Contractors announced that it is testing the Cummins-Westport ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine using renewable natural gas, which the company said will produce the lowest carbon footprint of any modern-day fuel.

December 1, 2017

Old World Industries Launches BlueDEF Storage and Dispensing Equipment

Old World Industries has announced the launch of BlueDEF Storage and Dispensing Equipment, a product portfolio ranging from basic hand pumps to bulk storage and dispensing systems for retail and commercial applications.

November 15, 2017

HDT's Top Green Fleets of 2017

This is the fifth year we’ve recognized some of the country’s “greenest” fleets with our Top Green Fleets award – and this year, we’ve narrowed the field and made it more competitive, honoring 25 of the most fuel-efficient, environmentally conscientious, alternative-fuel-forward fleets in the U.S.

November 13, 2017

XStream Offers Speed-Sensitive Trailer Gap Aerodynamic Device

XStream Trucking says its new, speed-sensitive, TruckWings trailer gap aerodynamic system can deliver fuel savings while reducing emissions.

November 9, 2017

EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

November 2, 2017

Clean Air Action Plan Approved by SoCal Ports

The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.

October 31, 2017

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

October 27, 2017

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 11, 2017

Volkswagen Truck and Bus Reveals Future Transport Vision

Germany's Volkswagen Truck and Bus Group laid out its long-term plans for shaping the future of transportation this week at its Innovation Day Summit, held in Hamburg, Germany.

October 9, 2017

Q&A: Bruce Stockton Talks Maintenance Challenges

What are fleets' biggest maintenance headaches today and some ways to address them? We talk to Bruce Stockton, who has headed up equipment and maintenance for fleets ranging from CFI to Kenan Advantage and is now consulting on total cost of ownership and uptime.

September 24, 2017

Thermo King Says New Electric APU Runs Longer

Thermo King is unveiling its new all-electric TriPac Envidia auxiliary power unit, which it claims has the longest run-time in the industry, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta this week.

September 21, 2017

Eberspaecher to Exhibit Aftertreatment Systems at NACV

Eberspaecher will be exhibiting the 1Box and 1Line exhaust systems, and Hydronic S3 and Airtronic D2 heaters at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

September 8, 2017

Study: Cutting Methane Crucial to Future of Natural Gas Vehicles

Commercial fleets that converted from diesel to natural gas power could potentially accelerate the rate of climate change, finds one report. What is the industry doing to address the issue?

August 14, 2017

Navistar Hit With $30.8 Million Judgment in ProStar/MaxxForce Lawsuit

Navistar Inc. disputes allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test its MaxxForce EGR engines – allegations that surfaced in a lawsuit where a jury last week awarded $30.8 million in damages – including testimony about the engine program by former executive Jim Hebe that the company "did not test s**t".

August 1, 2017

BorgWarner Offer Multi-Platform EGR Coolers

BorgWarner has developed a new series of multi-platform exhaust gas recirculation coolers that it says offer manufacturers needed durability and flexibility.

July 28, 2017

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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