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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.

July 19, 2017

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.

July 13, 2017

Daimler Accused of Tampering with Diesel Emissions

Germany’s federal minister of transport is investigating whether Daimler's exhaust-gas treatment systems of certain diesel-powered cars and vans have been manipulated by illegal software that eliminates emission measurements taken during testing and on the road.

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 7, 2017

California Carrier Doubles CNG-Powered Fleet Size

Despite the fall-off in interest in natural gas fuel with the return of cheaper diesel prices, Sacramento's Matheson Trucking remains committed to increasing the use of clean energy fuels.

May 16, 2017

New EU Rule Aims to Boost Transparency of Truck MPG

A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected positive impact on transparency.

May 2, 2017

New Refrigerants on the Way

Transport refrigeration units will soon be subject to tighter regulations on the use of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants.

April 19, 2017

Toyota to Road-Test Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

After teasing the concept late last year, Toyota Motor North America has announced plans to operate a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck in real-world use in Southern California this summer.

March 31, 2017

Renewable Fuel Boosts Diesel's Dominance, Tech Forum Says

Alan Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum also cited data showing that in emissions-sensitive southern California, more particulates come from brake dust and tire wear than from heavy diesel trucks.

March 5, 2017

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

January 18, 2017

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

January 18, 2017

Trucking Engineers up to the Challenge

"Trucking engenders passion, and I see it in the engineers you depend on, who seem able to beat just about any challenge that comes along," writes Rolf Lockwood in January's "Locking it In" column.

January 18, 2017

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

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