emissions

CARB to block DMV registration of pre-2011 trucks starting 2020

The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.

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Study used in glider emissions reversal under review, school tells EPA

Tennessee Technological University, paid by Fitzgerald Glider Kits to perform a study measuring the exhaust emissions of glider kit trucks, has told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to disregard the study until the university can “assure its validity.”

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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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‘Clean trucks’ program at Washington ports gets extension to 2019 with registration

Announced last week, the Northwest Seaport Alliance offered owners as yet noncompliant with the requirement to utilize 2007 and later emissions-spec engines by April 1 an extension through to January 1 of next year, with a caveat. 

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California ‘clean trucks’ model creeping toward ports in Washington state

Efforts are in place at Pacific Northwest-area ports to ban pre-2007 trucks, potentially as soon as this April. Drivers serving the ports have announced opposition and protest efforts.

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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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EPA officially proposes killing regs that threatened glider kit trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon publish a rulemaking intended to exempt glider kit trucks from the sweeping Phase 2 emissions standards enacted by the Obama Administration in 2016, bringing relief to a segment of vehicle makers that said the emissions standards would kill their businesses.

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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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