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November 8, 2013

California Considers Easing Some Emissions Rules

Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.

September 30, 2013

California Governor Signs Clean Transportation Funding Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.

September 27, 2013

California Adds Funding for Cleaner-Burning Trucks

The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

September 16, 2013

Cummins Introduces New Global Engine Platform

Cummins Monday announced a new global heavy-duty engine platform. The G Series platform is an in-line six cylinder engine, and will be available in 10.5- and 11.8-liter displacements to meet a broad variety of on-highway and off-highway global market requirements and emissions standards.

September 16, 2013

Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say

How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh last week said they had seen some flagrant cases.

August 22, 2013

HDT Looking for Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and greenhouse gas emissions for its November issue on Top Green Fleets.

August 20, 2013

Cleaner Trucks Contribute to Cleaner Air Says Long Beach Port Study

The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to newly released analysis.

August 5, 2013

CARB Publishes Q&A for TRU Generator Sets

The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements

July 18, 2013

CARB Fines Chevron $422,500 for Selling Non-Compliant Gasoline and Diesel in California

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has paid $422,500 in penalties for supplying gasoline and diesel fuel in violation of California regulations designed to protect air quality. Chevron agreed to pay the penalties as part of three separate settlements it reached with the California Air Resources Board.

June 24, 2013

More Than a Quarter of Registered Trucks Equipped with Less Polluting Engines

More than 28% of all trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with advanced new technology clean diesel engines, according to new data compiled by R.L. Polk and Company for the Diesel Technology Forum.

June 13, 2013

CARB Report Claims Success With Diesel Emissions Regulations

Reductions in emissions of black carbon since the late 1980s, mostly from diesel engines as a result of air quality programs, have resulted in a measurable reduction of concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, according to a new study from the California Air Resources Board.

May 7, 2013

ESW CleanTech Buys Cleaire

Diesel emissions control company ESW CleanTech has acquired the assets and product line of Cleaire Advanced Emissions Controls LLC, which ceased operations earlier this year.

April 17, 2013

EPA Certifies Navistar’s 13-Liter Engine

Navistar, International has announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proprietary MaxxForce 13-liter heavy-duty big bore engines with selective catalytic reduction emissions technology, also known as SCR.

April 11, 2013

International Launches Truck Portfolio with Cummins ISX15

Navistar International Corp. re-launched its International 9900i and PayStar 5900 SBA models at ExpoCam, Canada's National Truck Show.

April 11, 2013

International Launches Truck Portfolio with Cummins ISX15

Navistar International Corp. re-launched its International 9900i and PayStar 5900 SBA models at ExpoCam, Canada's National Truck Show.

April 10, 2013

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

April 8, 2013

Shareholder Lawsuit Against Navistar International Alleges Fraud

A class action lawsuit was announced late Friday against truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International, alleging the company misled investors about its finances as well as problems meeting federal regulations with its diesel engines.

April 8, 2013

Trucking Company Sues Caterpillar Over ACERT Engine Technology

Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.

April 4, 2013

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

January 21, 2013

CARB Issues First Fine Under 2004 TRU Regs

The San Bernardino County Superior Court has fined Foster Enterprises, an Ontario-based refrigerated transportation and cold storage business, $300,000 after a California Air Resources Board investigation revealed that the company failed to upgrade older diesel engines in its refrigerated trailer fleet as required to meet current emissions standards

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