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CARB can enforce rule requiring aero add-ons to trailers, EPA says

CARB has been granted permission by the federal government to enforce its requirement that trailers in the state be equipped with certain EPA-verified aerodynamic equipment.

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Utility introduces new side skirt

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used in combination with low rolling resistance tires on Utility trailers to achieve CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliance for California operations. Utility Director of Marketing Larry Roland described the evolutionary process that led the company to the design as one of ...

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First Peterbilt 579 delivered

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the delivery of the first Model 579 to TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa.

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Paccar’s Sobic bullish on truck production

Executive expects a 2.9 percent to 3.9 percent increase in demand for trucks bigger than 6 tons by 2015.

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Peterbilt LNG is first SmartWay alt-fuel

Model 386 liquefied natural gas truck meets fuel-saving, low-emission equipment requirements set for Class 8 trucks.

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CARB extends trailer fleet registration date

Aug. 1 deadline is set if fleets want to take advantage of a new regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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SmartWay program aimed at drayage trucks

EPA SmartWay Drayage Program is a goods movement initiative designed to clean up air in and around U.S. ports.

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SmartWay certified drive tire

The M657 on-highway drive axle position tire is EPA SmartWay certified. The tire uses the company’s e-balance technology and has a stiffer belt package and bead construction. The tire fits both single and twin drive-axle applications and is available in four sizes: 11R22.5, 295/75R22.5, 11R24.5 and 285/75R24.5. TOYO TIRES, www.toyotires.com

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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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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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