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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.

October 29, 2015

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.

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.

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

CO2, Bad as a GHG, Becomes Good as a Refrigerant

The same CO2 that government regulators work to control as a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming might be embraced as a more environmentally friendly compound to keep our perishables at safe temperatures.

September 25, 2015

CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

September 9, 2015

Q&A: New Committee Head Talks PC-11 Oil Category

There's a new head of the committee developing the new heavy-duty engine oil classification, known as PC-11. HDT talked to Shawn Whitacre to find out what fleets need to know about the new oils.

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 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 13, 2015

California Aims to Regulate Sustainability Into Freight System

Trucking stakeholders across the country will be keenly watching developments in California after a recent proclamation by Gov. Jerry Brown called for zero-emission technologies in vehicles.

July 22, 2015

Trailer Weight Cutting Suggestions Total 2,500 Pounds

While poring through more than 1,300 pages of proposed regulations, staffers found themselves immersed in details of trailer design, including weight reduction.

July 15, 2015

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

July 7, 2015

Q&A: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems' Fred Andersky

We talk about pending stability control and collision avoidance mandates and other regulatory topics with Bendix's Fred Andersky who guides the company's regulatory, legislative and advocacy efforts.

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 21, 2015

Reaction Tempered to Proposed Phase 2 GHG Rule

Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.

June 19, 2015

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

June 19, 2015

Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

May 18, 2015

Volvo Trucks Raises GHG Phase 2 Alert

Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.



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