emissions standards

New emissions rule to drive truck prices higher

The first-ever regulation for truck fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, announced Aug. 9, is expected to cut diesel use by 4 gallons per 100 miles traveled by the time 2018 models are sold.

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U.S. Xpress orders 1,000 SmartWay certified trucks

U.S. Xpress, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has ordered 1,000 new Peterbilt 587s, the truck maker announced. Peterbilt’s new Model 587s have been certified as fuel-efficient by the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. The 587 has an aerodynamic design made for long-haul operations, lowers greenhouse gas emissions and reduces NOx emissions, particulate matter and other air pollutants. The truck is available with two sleeper options or in a day cab configuration.

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An industry in transition

Truck makers share thooughts on top issues such as their biggest challenge in the next five years, customers' spec'ing choices and verticle integration of truck components.

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