U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Detroit Diesel recognized for reducing energy use

Detroit Diesel’s Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., is one of the first manufacturing plants to reduce energy use in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency challenge, the diesel engine maker announced. The engine maker met goals for reducing its so-called energy intensity by 17 percent, exceeding the federal agency’s reduction goal by 7 percent. Tasks in the agency’s Energy Star challenge include lowering and tracking energy use and verifying subsequent savings. The Redford, Mich.-based manufacturer was also ...

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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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Calif. reefer unit appeal denied

An appeals court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request for rehearing in its challenge of CARB authority.

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California refrigerated unit appeal denied

An appeals court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request for rehearing challenging CARB authority.

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Obama orders heavy-truck fuel economy standards

The nation’s first fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards on new medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin with model year 2014.

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Boyd Bros. orders ProStars+ with 2010 EPA-approved engines

Boyd Bros. Transportation ordered 325 International ProStar+ tractors, heavy-duty truck maker Navistar, Inc. announced May 20. The tractors run on MaxxForce 13 engines equipped with advanced exhaust gas recirculation technology that meets 2010 emission requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clanton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier was named the 2010 Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and delivers time-sensitive steel and building materials products with more than 1,000 trucks. The fleet ...

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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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Navistar drops emissions equipment suit against CARB

The truck and engine maker had asked a state court to rule CARB was improperly certifying 2010 diesel engines equipped with selective catalytic reduction.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

In an April 9 letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a truck dealers group and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association voiced opposition to a Senate bill that would nullify fuel economy rules established by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. Senate Bill 1733, “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” would transfer the authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when determining fuel economy rules ...

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