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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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California awards $200M to cut diesel emissions

The Los Angeles/Inland Empire, Central Valley, Bay Area and San Diego/Border regions received the Proposition 1B funds.

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California refrigerated unit appeal denied

An appeals court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request for rehearing challenging CARB authority.

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CARB expands funds for independents

Agency said the changes made to the statewide Voucher Incentive Program will make funding available to a larger variety of trucks.

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California air agency begins truck rules at ports

Drayage truck owners working California ports and intermodal rail yards face new emissions rules from the California Air Resources Board that carry potential fines. Enforcement, which had been delayed since January, began May 15. CARB’s Port Drayage Rule bans trucks with 1993 or older engines from entering ports and intermodal rail yards. Trucks with model year 1994-2003 engines must be outfitted with a CARB-approved diesel particulate filter. Owners of trucks with newer engines face phased compliance schedules. CARB ...

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