Environmental Protection Agency

Court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has dismissed challenges to recent Environmental Protection Agency greenhouse gas rules.

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Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the test just last week. This week, he's been sharing results of this unique experience over on his blog as part of Freightliner's Slice of Life program -- offering windows into owner-operators' experiences with their Cascadia model updates. Albert was tapped to ...

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EPA makes $20M available for updating old diesel engines

$20 million will be available for owners of older diesel-powered vehicles to modernize for cleaner emissions.

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Navistar submits MaxxForce 13 for EPA certification

California Air Resources Board had issued a public letter to Navistar saying the company's emissions credits for the engine will expire Feb. 29.

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Minnesota offers clean diesel grants to local fleets

Grant covers state-based fleets, with a focus on 2006 and older vehicles.

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Two calls this week highlight driver advocacy efforts in D.C.

Scott Grenerth with Trucking Solutions Group today Those of you who've read this blog with any regularity are probably well familiar with Fikes-leased owner-operator Scott Grenerth (pictured with a new custom-designed bike at the Great American Trucking Show this past August -- Grenerth is also coproprietor of the rideandroll.me site cataloging biking trails in proximity to truck parking). I first met Grenerth when I ran with Jazzy Jordan last year and, since, have had the ...

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Oil & 2010 Tech

Most manufacturers have yet to extend change intervals, but oil seems to thrive in the new engines.

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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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SmartWay certified drive tire

The FD695 PLUS drive tire, made for tandem axle drive tractors in long-haul and regional operations, features a cap/base tread compounding design and deep 26/32-in. tread depth. The tire has continuous shoulder ribs to help distribute weight and torque evenly. The tire can be retreaded for either trailer or drive axle and is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program. BRIDGESTONE, www.bridgestone-firestone.com

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LogBook

Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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