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September 21, 2016

Cummins Unveils Tech Aimed at Reducing Cost of Ownership

Cummins is showcasing a diverse set of new technologies aimed at reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany.

September 21, 2016

Thermo King Introduces Smarter, Efficient Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.

September 20, 2016

New Orleans Port Offers Incentive to Get Rid of Older Trucks

The Port of New Orleans has launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, providing incentives for local, short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with 2012 and newer models.

September 12, 2016

GHG Phase 2: Weighing the Devil in the Details

Agencies contend the program will provide $230 billion in net benefits to society, including benefits to our climate and the public health of Americans but the trucking industry must still deal with those costs, as well as ones the agencies might not have taken into account.

September 6, 2016

New E-Reefers Smart Move for LA Grocery Delivery

D&D Wholesale Distributors in City of Industry, Calif., has been distributing produce, meats, poultry, grocery, non-foods, frozen foods and dairy in the Southern California area since 1979. It's responding to the state's demand for lower emissions by moving to all-electric refrigeration units for its delivery trucks.

August 30, 2016

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

August 30, 2016

Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

August 29, 2016

GHG Phase 2: Trucking Industry Reactions

Industry reactions to the final greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks tended to be [mostly] upbeat and positive, reflecting a determination to roll up the sleeves and deal with trucking’s latest reality.

August 19, 2016

Emissions-Free Refrigeration Unit Project Gets $400K Grant

Renewable energy solutions company eNow has received a $400,000 grant from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to deploy its solar panel refrigeration solution in the area’s transportation networks.

July 15, 2016

Commentary: Devil's in the Details of California Emissions Dream

Yes, it’s a worthy goal to improve the environment and public health by reducing emissions. But you can’t blame trucking for looking at proposals to further cut NOx with a good bit of trepidation.

May 20, 2016

Mack Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports

Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

May 18, 2016

Figuring Out DPF Maintenance

DPF and aftertreatment systems may be a maintenance nightmare, but they aren’t going away. It’s up to you to figure them out.

February 26, 2016

Commentary: Keeping DPFs Clean

Exhaust gas circulation valves and coolers and DPFs have been around since 2007, but not all fleets have a good understanding of the proper cleaning cycle.

January 7, 2016

Mack Approves Renewable Diesel for its Engines

Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.

January 4, 2016

Cummins Engine Lineup Gains 2017 GHG Certification

Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

December 9, 2015

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

December 3, 2015

Tire Pressure, Fuel Economy and GHG Regs

Should tire inflation systems be part of the new federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules? Trucking’s track record with pressure maintenance says yes. But, uncertainty over the definition of proper inflation raises questions.

November 13, 2015

GHG Phase 2 Rules Don't Pass OEM Muster... Yet

OEM comments on proposed EPA/NHTSA Phase 2 GHG regs show they’re nowhere near ready for prime time. What the agencies say in reply will speak volumes on where the rule is headed.

November 3, 2015

Daimler: Tests Show Integrated Approach Ups Fuel Efficiency

Daimler Trucks found 14% reductions in CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy using a comprehensively optimized truck as part of the company’s Efficiency Run tests.

October 27, 2015

Much Work Remains to Get to Final Version of GHG Phase 2 Proposal

The old adage “the devil is in the details” could have been invented for the new “phase 2” greenhouse gas / fuel efficiency regulations proposed by the EPA and the NHTSA.

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