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November 20, 2015

Commentary: Why VW’s ‘defeat device’ is different from what happened in trucking

The current situation surrounding the VW emissions scandal parallels trucking’s emissions difficulties that led to the “consent decree” in 1998.

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 9, 2015

Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

October 21, 2015

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

October 14, 2015

Commentary: Rocket Science Circa 1995

Today's complex engines may be different from in 1995 but the principles of getting better gas mileage haven't changed.

October 9, 2015

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

October 5, 2015

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

September 23, 2015

EPA Might Alter ‘Implementation Roadmap’ for GHG Phase 2 Rules

The EPA is serious about further reducing exhaust emissions and boosting vehicle fuel economy. But the agency official’s remarks suggested that it intends to be reasonable about it.

September 18, 2015

GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed

Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current timeline.

September 2, 2015

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.

August 31, 2015

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.

August 18, 2015

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

August 17, 2015

Commentary: GHG - A Look Beyond the Machinery

The problem with the proposed Phase 2 GHG regulations is that Washington never sees the whole picture with the trucking industry.

August 14, 2015

A Closer Look at Proposed Phase 2 GHG Rules

We take a close look at the proposed 'Phase 2' greenhouse gas/ fuel economy rules.

August 10, 2015

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

August 5, 2015

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

July 17, 2015

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.

July 16, 2015

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

June 30, 2015

Allison Transmission Teams with EPA and NHTSA on GHG Standards

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. recently announced that it has been working with the EPA and NHTSA as they consider revisions to the 'Phase I' Model Year 2014-2018 rule regarding GHG standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

June 25, 2015

EPA SmartWay Plans to Expand Programs, Leadership Worldwide

Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.



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