Equipment

Bush didn’t overturn emissions regs, public needs truck education: Part 2 of OD visit to Road DogPodcast

| February 04, 2014

In the second segment of OD's Jack Roberts' visit to Mark Willis' Road Dog Trucking News show, Roberts recalls the trucking industry's rejoicing over the election of President Bush, who ended up doing nothing to curb tightening emissions regs.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication coming for light vehicles, could loom for trucks

| February 04, 2014

Regulations are coming that would require manufacturers of light vehicles to place vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in new cars and trucks, DOT announced this week. It also said these regs could influence similar requirements for large trucks.

Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

| January 31, 2014

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck lanes.

Friday marks deadline to file for extension to comply with Calif. emissions regs

| January 29, 2014

Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.

Changing Gear: Updates from Phillips, Prestone Command, Luber-finer, Donaldson

| January 29, 2014

Phillips reaches out to smart device users, Prestone Command releases a free white paper and more.

ATD chair: Truck dealers need to work to battle ‘over regulation’ like fuel economy, emissions standards

| January 28, 2014

Truck dealers must work with their legislators to battle over-regulation in the form of fuel economy standards and federal emissions standards, said Dick Witcher, outgoing chairman of the American Truck Dealers.

International ProStar named heavy-duty Truck of the Year by ATD

| January 27, 2014

International swept Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Expo, as ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 won ATD Truck of the Year in the heavy-duty market, while the TerraStar 4x4 won medium-duty Truck of the Year.

Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

| January 23, 2014

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

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