emissions

Comment period opens on EPA rule to protect glider trucks from emissions regs

Truckers and other industry stakeholders have until January 5 to file formal comments on the EPA’s proposal to exempt glider kit vehicles from the Phase 2 tractor-trailer emissions standards enacted last year by the Obama Administration.

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Court halts Obama-era emissions regs placed on trailers pending lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday paused implementing portions of tightened greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards that were set to take effect in January for trailers.

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EPA plans to nix Obama-era emissions standards for glider kit trucks

The EPA has formally proposed to repeal the Obama-era emissions regulations placed on glider kit tractors, which have yet to take effect but are scheduled to begin being phased in next year.

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Why is CARB ignoring its own emissions data in push to ban traditional engines?

“It’s no secret that California has been going its own way on emissions. That’s not the point here. The point is that the internal combustion engine, by CARB’s own admission, is far superior to that of an electric powertrain in terms of its carbon intensity score."

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Trump EPA eyes changes to tractor-trailer emissions regulations

EPA said in a brief announcement Thursday that it will “revisit” the so-called Phase 2 emissions standards related to trailers and glider kits, citing “significant issues raised by stakeholders in the trailer and glider industry.”

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Don’t ‘drive through the lights’ — and other aftertreatment system PM refreshers, tips

Daniel Mustafa, Assistant Manager of Technical Development for TravelCenters of America, says he still sees otherwise upstanding, wonderful people doing the kinds of things with their trucks that can turn a less-than-$1,000 major nuisance repair into a soul-crushing $11,000 one. When it comes to the aftertreatment systems on trucks with engines of 2007 and later emissions specs, price tags for poorly maintained units mount quickly given failure-related issues that happen down the line. In the particular ...

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Projected savings from hydrogen-powered electric drive

It wasn’t just for their novelty that announcements of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive truck turned more than a few owner-operators’ heads last year. It was the promise of an operating cost benefit that took diesel-price volatility out of the equation.

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Traditional truck makers focus on short-haul for electric vehicles

Major truck and engine makers themselves have invested in the development of electric- and more conventional hybrid-electric-drive vehicles, but they see the most short-term promise in shorter-run applications.

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LA-area truckers end strike by picketing at City Hall

Truckers working in drayage operations in Southern California ports held a week-long strike last week to protest what they say is employee misclassification and the costs of compliance with area ports' emissions reduction plans. They marched to LA City Hall last week to air their concerns to the city's government.

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Regs’ cost burden, independent contractor misclassification at issue as L.A.-Long Beach port haulers prepare to strike

Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif., drayage truckers will strike at three companies after both cities unveiled plans to transition to zero-emission trucks by 2035 and promote common environmental standards at ports nationwide.

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