U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

England becomes SmartWay partner

England Logistics has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the SmartWay Transport program, the Salt Lake City-based carrier announced. The SmartWay program helps carriers try to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate emissions. Learn more at SmartWay and at England Logistics.

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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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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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Shorepower project launched

Cascade Sierra Solutions and ShorePower Technologies have combined on the Shorepower Truck Electrification Project.

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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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GT tires get SmartWay approval

The GT radial GSL213 steer tire and GT669+ drive tire have received SmartWay certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GITI Tire USA announced. Read about the tires at GITI TIre USA.     

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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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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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SmartWay equipment rebate program extended

The program is open to independent owners and fleets operating heavy-duty trucks based or working in New England states.

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