emissions

Gliders losing altitude: Emissions regs crack down on pre-2010 engines, crimping a hot market

Federal regulations taking effect Dec. 27 restrict the glider market by allowing much smaller sales after 2017. The expansive emissions standards finalized effectively close the loophole that allowed glider kit sales to flourish. That leaves glider kit makers scrambling to alter their operations or shuttering their glider business altogether.

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eNow to supply solar panels to IdleAir locations through new partnership

IdleAir, which supplies power to trucks without idling or running an APU, will now be able to use eNow’s solar panels to help provide the power instead of traditional electricity.

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California deadline for ordering DPFs for reefer units is Oct. 31

The California Air Resources Board reminds 2009 model reefer unit owners Monday, Oct. 31 is the deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters to retrofit reefer engines. Owner-operators can also apply for an extension, if they meet certain criteria.

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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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New truck emissions regs likely to stay in place after election

The best odds for Phase 2 emissions to be struck are for Republicans to take both chambers of Congress and the White House. Even if that happens, it's an uphill battle.

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Despite changing emissions regs, ‘Gliders are here to stay,’ says Fitzgerald rep

“We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” says Fitzgerald's Stu McLaughin of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark to begin working toward compliance with the new regs, he says.

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Operators have until Aug. 31 to order compliant Calif. reefer unit, state says

Purchase orders made before the end of the month for new replacement TRUs and TRU generator sets will help avoid penalties that could result from manufacturer or installer delays. Verified diesel particulate filter retrofits should be ordered by Oct. 31 to meet the Dec. 31 compliance deadline

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Trucking industry groups say they’re concerned about costs of new emissions rule, but support goals

“Forcing a standard that can lead to problems with reliability and maintenance ultimately has no benefits to the environment if no one wants to buy the product,” one trucking industry group said.

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EPA issues new round of truck emissions standards, group wary of potential ‘enormous costs’ of rule

The EPA and DOT on Aug. 16 issued the final draft of the next round of emissions and fuel economy standards for U.S. heavy-duty trucks. Joe Mendel of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association says the rule could "impose enormous costs" on truck buyers.

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Lawmaker again looking to protect gliders from upcoming emissions regs

Passage of the amendment in the House, which also has the support of independent retailers of glider kits, is the first step to inclusion in a final appropriations bill for 2017.

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