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EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

EPA Truck NOx Pre-Rule Faces Bumpy Ride

The EPA is looking to establish more stringent heavy-duty diesel truck emission standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants. The exact rule may well hinge on public comments— and the agency may be deluged by them, both pro and con, given the early reaction.

January 6, 2020

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

Do Grille Guards Catch Wind?

One might wonder what impact all that heavy metal stuck out in front of the highly aerodynamic profiles honed by truck makers can have on cheating the wind.

May 29, 2019

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar International has agreed to settle pending class action lawsuits that alleged that certain Navistar MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines are defective and that Navistar failed to disclose or correct the alleged defect.

May 29, 2019

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

November 8, 2017

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

October 11, 2016

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Crude Topping $50 Could Mark Oil Tipping Point

Analysts contend that the crude oil supply-and-demand imbalance will be righted just as soon as the price climbs high enough to compel U.S. shale-oil drillers to again ramp up production.

May 27, 2016

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.

March 28, 2016

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

July 10, 2015

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.

March 18, 2015