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Vehicle miles traveled tax not as clear-cut as it might seem
A VMT tax has long been seen as potentially a more consistent stream of infrastructure funding.
March 27, 2021
Program aiming to cut emissions could drive fuel costs
Estimates of between 9 and more than 50 cents per gallon could be felt at the pump should diesel fuel wholesalers pass the added costs onto customers.
December 22, 2020
Ford unveils 2022 E-Transit with 40% reduction in total cost of ownership
Ford continues to embrace California’s zero-emissions policies and the Paris Agreement with its reveal of the 2022 E-Transit van. Details here on CCJ.
November 13, 2020
Bill Gates nixes electric long-haul, supports alt fuel
In a recent blog post, Bill Gates explained the impracticality of electric vehicles for long-haul trucking and the need for bio-fuels instead. Details on CCJ.
September 10, 2020
Critics charge CARB’s latest emissions regs as ‘cost-prohibitive, infeasible, unenforceable and illegal’
Many industry critics believe CARB's proposed Low NOx Heavy-Duty Omnibus Regulations are too costly, illegal, and lack scientific backing. Learn more on CCJ.
August 24, 2020
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Paccar stepping up fuel cell and electric truck production
Paccar is delivering hydrogen fuel cell Kenworth T680 trucks as well as battery-electric Peterbilt drayage trucks to several customers. Details here on CCJ.
July 27, 2020
Cummins demos cylinder deactivation tech in its X15 engine
The technology also achieves CO2 reductions through improvements in combustion and reductions in pumping work.
April 22, 2020
Fleets can now comment on EPA’s push to revamp federal emissions regs
The pre-rule notes that EPA hopes to target high NOx emissions during engine warmup and idling periods and when emissions controls deteriorate over time, along with crankcases that can emit emissions. Comments are open for 30 days.
January 21, 2020
Growing renewable and biodiesel market could offset potential rise in diesel prices 2020
With ultra-low sulfur diesel prices projected to rise due to maritime diesel regulations, fleets are turning to alternative fuels like biodiesel. Details here.
January 12, 2020
EPA eyeing tighter truck emissions standards, 50-state uniformity
Just four years after U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a sweeping set of regulations aimed at cutting emissions from heavy-duty trucks and tractors by 25% by 2027, EPA is eyeing new federal regulations to further tighten heavy-duty truck emissions and to create a so-called “50-state program” that harmonizes emissions standards nationally.
January 7, 2020
Low-emissions trucks continue to gain marketshare in America’s truck fleet
According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 40% of America's truck fleet is powered by post-2010 emissions technology. More details on CCJ.
October 23, 2019
New California laws further tighten state’s emissions standards for trucks
Two new bills signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will crack down on heavy-duty diesel trucks in the state. Read more on Commercial Carrier Journal.
September 23, 2019
Regs limiting glider kits score a win in EPA ruling
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog has concluded that a 2017 EPA study used to promote limiting production of glider kit trucks was “consistent” with the agency’s research standards and, therefore, the study’s conclusions shouldn’t be dismissed.
August 5, 2019
Anheuser-Busch to pay $500k for truck emissions violations in California
The beer hauling fleet ran 86 trucks in the state that didn't meet CARB standards stating they "failed to properly self-inspect their diesel trucks". More here.
July 3, 2019
California lawmakers eye more stringent emissions testing
The “Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspections and Maintenance Program” bill, calls for testing that measures the effectiveness of the emissions. Details here on CCJ.
February 7, 2019
Volvo setting aside $780M to address emissions system degradation problem
Volvo Group says $778M is the calculated costs for issues involving degradation of the SCR system on its heavy-duty truck engines. Learn more on CCJ.
January 4, 2019
EPA launches second probe into glider kits emissions studies
By opening another investigation, the EPA's inspector general now has two active investigations into studies regarding glider kit emissions. Details here.
December 13, 2018
CARB’s latest requirement: Year-model 2022 engines and beyond must record emissions data
CARB announced that year-model 2022 heavy-duty engines need to store data regarding emissions of NOx and fuel consumption. More on Commercial Carrier Journal.
November 16, 2018
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Digital tools grease lumper payments for carriers
New technology removes the burden of lumper payments and saves drivers time at docks
Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
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