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How GHG Phase 2 Will Change the Way You Spec Trucks

Faced with compliance pressures, truck makers will be pushing technologies that promote fuel efficiency — even if it’s something fleets don’t want.

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Europe Proposes CO2 Emissions Standards for Commercial Trucks

The European Union aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% in just 12 years through the federation’s first proposed CO2 emissions standards.

CARB Proposes Longer Truck Aftertreatment System Warranties

The California Air Resources Board has announced a public hearing on a proposed rule change that would extend maintenance support for faulty emissions control systems in heavy-duty trucks.

CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

Commentary: Being Green Goes Beyond Low Emissions

Is being green just a matter of buying the latest trucks with hyper-compliant engines? Of spec’ing the latest in aerodynamics? It’s both, of course – and much more besides says Executive Contributing Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.

Tennessee Tech Disavows Maligned Glider Kit Study Pending Review

Tennessee Tech's president has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urging that it not use the university's glider kit environmental impact study pending an investigation into the validity of its results.

Zero Emissions Vehicles Can Still Impact the Environment

When people speak of zero-emissions vehicles, they are really referring to tailpipe emissions. But what about upstream emissions from power plants, especially those that burn coal?

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.