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Cross border program starts, EEOC files suit against carriers, agency urges CSA driver ratings, Icahn buys a percentage of Navistar and more industry news items are featured.

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Friday Channel 19 news round-up: Cross-border trucking; ‘driver shortage’; and the 1 on the 53 and the 99

Separate but not equal That separation could be diminishing when it comes to U.S. and Mexican tucking, now that a new pilot program for cross-border long haul is under way.  In the wake of the Oct. 21 border ceremony at Laredo, when the first Mexican truck crossed as part of the new cross-border pilot program, notes J.E. Dyer at the Hot Air Green Room website, the job-creation rhetoric so prominent in Washington these days has been revealed for ...

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CARB amends reefer rule for certain engines

Owners of model year 2003 and older reefer engines that met low-emission reefer standards will get an extra year to meet a future standard.

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CARB diesel particulate filter deadline approaching

California’s Truck and Bus regulation's first diesel filter deadline is in January 2012.

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CARB approves $40M for clean vehicle purchases

The state's Air Quality Improvement Program invests in new emissions-reduction technologies.

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Navistar sues EPA again over SCR rule

Navistar alleges nitrogen oxide emissions skyrocket when drivers don't keep diesel exhaust fluid topped off.

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CARB extends trailer fleet registration date

Aug. 1 deadline is set if fleets want to take advantage of a new regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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CARB offers diesel particulate filter credit

By installing a particulate filter early on one truck, a fleet will be able to delay compliance for a second truck in the fleet until Jan. 1, 2017.

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Oakland port truckers seek emissions rule delay

Drayage trucking companies that serve the Port of Oakland, which use primarily owner-operators, are seeking support to delay a California Air Resources Board mandate that requires trucks to be retrofitted with nitrogen oxide-reduction equipment by 2014. A trade group representing port truck operators estimates that without a postponement in the NOx requirement 4,400 trucks of 1994-2006 model years would have to be replaced with 2007 or newer models by January 2014. Last December, CARB voted against ...

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CARB to hold trucking events

Sessions will help truck owners meet new rules for diesel trucks and learn about available government grants and funding.

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