February 19, 2014
The nation’s largest group of truckers is speaking out against President Obama’s Tuesday announcement ordering federal regulators to increase fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for trucks beyond the 2018 model year. Others say the plan will pay dividends in the trucking industry.
February 11, 2014
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valves and other problems still plague owners of older equipment.
February 6, 2014
A group representing more than 260 non-profit consumer organizations across the country is making a case in favor of continuing to increase the fuel efficiency of medium and heavy-duty trucks.
February 4, 2014
What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none of them would be absolutely wrong. Because like everything in trucking, “it depends.”
January 14, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a guidance letter late last year to heavy-duty on-highway engine manufacturers outlining how it intends to determine the physical range of adjustment of diesel exhaust fluid quality for certification testing, according to DiscoverDEF.com.
January 13, 2014
Truck owners and manufacturers share responsibility for compliance with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy.
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.
January 3, 2014
Congress has allowed a biodiesel tax incentive to lapse at year’s end. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive expired on Dec. 31. The biodiesel incentive also expired in 2010 and 2012.
December 15, 2013
The EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.
December 13, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lost a fight with truck engine makers over an earlier decision allowing Navistar International to sell earlier models of its engines with exhaust gas recirculation technology, even though they did not meet federal emissions rules.
December 9, 2013
In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?
In our December issue, we talked to truck makers about what we can expect on commercial trucks in the next five to 10 years. For this photo gallery we compiled real concept trucks and those just on paper.
December 5, 2013
Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.
A new study says the reduction in emissions in the newest clean-diesel engines has exceeded the amount required by law. The study by the Coordinating Research Council in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute highlights the low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010.
November 21, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has $2 million for rebates to encourage emissions retrofitting on diesel construction engines.
November 18, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. The agency is required to set annual standards for cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewables. It gave two reasons why it needs to reduce the percentage of these fuels next year.
October 27, 2013
EPA is honoring 55 companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards. These awards go to companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across the U.S. more efficiently.
October 18, 2013
A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.
October 4, 2013
Omnitek Engineering Corp. has appointed Chesapeake, Virginia-based TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems in the region.
October 2, 2013
A dual-fuel conversion system can offer some of the fuel- and emissions-saving benefits of a natural gas engine without going out and buying a brand-new truck. Read more in this story from the September issue of HDT.
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