EPA

Truckers largely favor rescinding glider kit emissions restrictions; OEMs and dealers mostly oppose

According to the public comments, there is no general industry consensus on the issue. Owner-operators mostly sounded off in favor of EPA’s move to rescind the regulations, while representatives from fleets, truck OEMs, dealers and environmental groups want to keep the regulation as-is.

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Comments to EPA on repealing glider kit emissions regs due Friday night

Truckers looking to file formal comments on an EPA proposal to rollback Obama-era emissions regulations placed on glider kit vehicles have until late Friday night to do so. The EPA’s plan would rescind the glider-specific portions of the Phase 2 standards. The rest of the Phase 2 rule would remain in tact.

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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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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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EPA hints revision or delay in trailer emissions rules for 2018 trailers

The Environmental Protection Agency hinted in a court document filed in late April that it may alter or delay fast-approaching emissions regulations scheduled to apply to model-year 2018 trailers.

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Bill would expand California lemon law to cover commercial trucks

SB 713 would modify the current California lemon law to newly apply to trucks heavier than 10,000 lbs. and under the operation of a business, without size exclusions, up to 18 months from the date of delivery or 100,000 miles of operation, whichever comes first.

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Truck OEMs, trucking orgs join in asking new EPA head to maintain clean diesel program

DERA offers rebates and grants to owners of diesel-powered equipment to aid in retrofitting older engines with more modern, lower emissions technology or in replacing older equipment all together. Trucking stakeholders hope to convince Pruitt of the program's merits.

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Fiat Chrysler responds to EPA, CARB emissions violations issued over 3.0L EcoDiesel

The EPA contends that FCA installed and failed to disclose engine management software that has increased nitrogen oxides (NOx) in 2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine.

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Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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Phase 2 emissions, fuel economy rule headed for year-end implementation

A final rule to establish new emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost fuel economy on tractor-trailers by 25 percent.

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