EPA

Mid-Atlantic states seek to replace older drayage trucks

The Mid-Atlantic Dray Truck Replacement Program will offer $15,000 to short-haul truckers to cover the down-payment on a new vehicle.

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EPA seeks SCR alert system

Agency calls on SCR engine makers to develop warning systems that alert drivers when diesel exhaust fluid tank is nearly empty.

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Drayage fair to detail government incentive programs

The Drayage Truck Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Port Authority’s Executive Building parking lot in Houston.

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Navistar-Modec expands eStar sales, service

To serve the eStar electric medium-duty truck, the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance has added sales and service facilities at Chicago International Trucks in Chicago; Rechtien International Trucks in Miami; K. Neal International Trucks in Washington, D.C.; Beltway Cos. in Baltimore and D.C.; and DATTCO in New England. The eStar is an all-electric vehicle and has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. The truck is a Class 2-3 vehicle and ...

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Group, dealers team on retrofit trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to help guarantee loans.

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‘Who’s inefficient?’ Four wheels or 18?

So asks New Cumberland, Pa., resident and owner-operator Tom Bowers in a letter to the editor published in the Harrisburg, Pa., Patriot-News, in response to a letter from another area resident heaping the bulk of energy inefficiencies in the transportation arena on the back of the big rigs of the trucking industry. Bowers' argument for the comparable inefficiency of the auto industry, where fuel used per-pound moved is much higher than the same rate in  big-rig ...

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SmartWay verified long-haul tires

The GSL213 long-haul steer, the first GT tire to receive SmartWay verification from the EPA, has a pattern designed to resist irregular wear and extend mileage, the company says.

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Stiffer truck fuel economy rules urged

A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.

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Hearing set for truck fuel economy standard

Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.

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LogBook

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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