EPA

Trailer skirts

Laydon’s Hybrid trailer skirt and seven-panel Classic trailer skirt comply with EPA and California Air Resources Board requirements for aero devices.

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NY port starts truck replacement program

The $28 million program is designed to encourage owners of pre-1994 drayage trucks that regularly serve the port to buy newer vehicles.

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IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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EPA approves Bridgestone tires

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions’ Bridgestone-brand R260F and R250F commercial tires are approved for use on Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM-certified equipment.

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FTR: Class 8 truck demand stays weak

The firm forecast only marginal gains for Class 8 truck demand for 2010, even as demand for truck freight appears to be improving.

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EPA revises SCR guidance

The original guidance required engine performance to be degraded after a truck travels 2,000 miles or 40 hours on an empty DEF tank

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EPA proposes tighter standards for smog

The agency wants to replace the standards set by the Bush administration.

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Age and BMI cutoffs, California's Truck and Bus Rule, truckers off work Hours of Service regulations and heavy-duty engine emissions are among the issues featured.

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EPA: Emissions part of health risk

The EPA’s decision comes amid contention scientists may have manipulated global warming data.

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Feature Article: The Dynamics of Aero

Higher fuel prices and equipment-altering regulations stand to change the intensity of owner-operators' focus on their rigs' aerodynamics.

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