California Air Resources Board

Calif. truck grants expected

Applications for grants worth up to $50,000 toward purchase of a newer truck are expected to open in October.

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California workshops to focus on truck rules

The state’s Air Resources Board will solicit input on modifying the truck and bus and drayage truck regulations.

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CHP to present safety meeting for truckers

The California Highway Patrol will sponsor the free 2010 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit Sept. 19 in Anaheim for truckers.

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APU financial incentives

Don’t endure another winter without idle-reduction equipment when there’s money to help you.

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Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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Idling regulations listed

American Transportation Research Institute has added three new idling rules to its list of state and local regulations.

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U.S., California to consider SCR ‘loopholes’

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board have presented preliminary proposals aimed at alleged compliance loopholes noted by Navistar.

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California reviews emissions rules for trucks

The California Air Resources Board is mulling changes to its regulations aimed at reducing emissions from certain heavy-duty vehicles.

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Aerodynamic trailer systems

The SmartTail system consists of polymer skins mounted to the rear doors. The WindTamer uses a low-profile, contoured cover mounted on the truck’s undercarriage. The systems can improve fuel efficiency by 5.3 percent, the company says, and have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay approval to meet California Air Resources Board requirements. AUTOMATED TRAILER SYSTEMS, www.ats-green.com, (440) 543-2902

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Calif. truck registry updated

The Drayage Truck Registry should reflect a 12/31/13 compliance date to avoid being turned away.

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