emissions

Regs’ cost burden, independent contractor misclassification at issue as L.A.-Long Beach port haulers prepare to strike

Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif., drayage truckers will strike at three companies after both cities unveiled plans to transition to zero-emission trucks by 2035 and promote common environmental standards at ports nationwide.

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EPA hints revision or delay in trailer emissions rules for 2018 trailers

The Environmental Protection Agency hinted in a court document filed in late April that it may alter or delay fast-approaching emissions regulations scheduled to apply to model-year 2018 trailers.

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Bill would expand California lemon law to cover commercial trucks

SB 713 would modify the current California lemon law to newly apply to trucks heavier than 10,000 lbs. and under the operation of a business, without size exclusions, up to 18 months from the date of delivery or 100,000 miles of operation, whichever comes first.

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Truck OEMs, trucking orgs join in asking new EPA head to maintain clean diesel program

DERA offers rebates and grants to owners of diesel-powered equipment to aid in retrofitting older engines with more modern, lower emissions technology or in replacing older equipment all together. Trucking stakeholders hope to convince Pruitt of the program's merits.

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Truck speed limiter mandate, emissions regs part of lawsuit against Trump two-for-one regs order

Three left-leaning groups hope to block Trump's recent order, citing truck safety regulations like a recently proposed rule to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, as reasons why.

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Readers debate viability of pre-2000 model year approach to avoiding ELD mandate

At the center of the commentary, pushback on the notion that near-20-year-old equipment could be considered reliable enough to deliver suitable profitability. As one commenter noted, telling his story, an owner-operator might do well "to have two -- one to run, and one for a spare. And one for parts if you can store it.""

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Fiat Chrysler responds to EPA, CARB emissions violations issued over 3.0L EcoDiesel

The EPA contends that FCA installed and failed to disclose engine management software that has increased nitrogen oxides (NOx) in 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine.

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Gliders losing altitude: Emissions regs crack down on pre-2010 engines, crimping a hot market

Federal regulations taking effect Dec. 27 restrict the glider market by allowing much smaller sales after 2017. The expansive emissions standards finalized effectively close the loophole that allowed glider kit sales to flourish. That leaves glider kit makers scrambling to alter their operations or shuttering their glider business altogether.

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Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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Phase 2 emissions, fuel economy rule headed for year-end implementation

A final rule to establish new emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost fuel economy on tractor-trailers by 25 percent.

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