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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

EPA Attempt to Rollback Glider-Kit Limits Slammed as Shoddy
Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Office of the Inspector General says the agency's testing of glider kit emissions, which found they produced significantly more emissions than new vehicles, “complied with standard practices.”

August 2, 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

Volvo Trucks Setting Aside $780 Million to Deal with Diesel Emissions Issue
EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.

November 13, 2018

White House Proposes Weaker Emissions Goals, Opposes States Setting Own Rules
EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

A federal court has granted a temporary stay that suspends the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce for 2018 and 2019 a 300-unit production cap put in place on the manufacture of glider kits/vehicles that do not comply with Phase 2 GHG emission rules.

July 18, 2018

More GOP Congressmen Question Legitimacy of EPA Glider Kit Study

Yet more Republican members of the House of Representatives have fired a broadside at the Volvo Group, as well as at the Engine Manufacturers Association, in the ongoing congressional questioning of the legitimacy of a study on glider kit regulations conducted recently by the Environmental Protection Agency.

July 13, 2018

EPA Will Not Enforce 300-Unit Limit on Glider Kits Through 2019
EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

October 31, 2017

Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement
Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.

June 6, 2016

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits
GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

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.

September 2, 2015