EPA

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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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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Clean truck event planned

EPA, environmental and industry representatives will hold a press conference Oct. 19 to outline advances in 2010 diesel trucks.

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OOIDA members may seek APU funds

Eligible members can get a 40 percent reimbursement for the cost of the APU and installation.

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Grants awarded to cut emissions

OOIDA has been selected to receive $1 million to implement an auxiliary power unit project costing more than $2.3 million.

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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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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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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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Navistar, EPA settle suits over SCR certification

The agreement calls for the agency to hold a public workshop or hearing to address the issues Navistar raised.

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Study: EPA rules driving new truck demand

Fleets appear to be taking advantage of build slots for power units with pre-2010 EPA engines while they are still available, FTR says.

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