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The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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California agency may amend truck rules

California Air Resources Board is considering delaying particulate matter rules from 2011 to 2012 and truck replacement from 2013 to 2015.

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California agency studies reefer unit rule

California Air Resources Board will enforce the January compliance deadline, but will consider an option for meeting the standard.

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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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Spec’ing a trailer

Reduce cost per mile and increase payload by choosing lightweight materials that don’t compromise durability. And don’t forget features that will help at resale.

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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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