Equipment

Court sides with engine makers, against EPA and throws out rule that benefitted Navistar

Federal appellate judges this week again tossed out a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed for the approval of Navistar's heavy-duty truck engines that did not meet 2010 emission standards.

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A little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OK

Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.

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CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board over the agency's requirement that 2006 year-model and older trucks be retrofitted with a particulate matter filter to run in the state.

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Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

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CARB public meetings clarify proposed rule amendments, hear other ideas

In addition to the previously reported six-month "Good Faith" extension, detail here on proposed new NOx-exempt areas and concurrent extensions, a fast-approaching funding deadline, and more.

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How to prep your truck for Old Man Winter

Nothing tests a truck’s readiness for climate change like a hard, frigid blast of arctic air. That’s why winter preparation is an annual event for owner-operators. Basic preparation can pay big dividends by avoiding unnecessary downtime.

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The CARB bind: On eve of public meeting, more voices on proposed compliance alternatives

Owner-operators around the nation can voice their concerns with CARB regulations and newly proposed compliance alternatives via a Dec. 4 webcast meeting in Sacramento; further views in latest podcast.

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CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

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