Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

California, Trump Administration on Collision Course Over Auto Rules

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California and the Trump administration are on a collision course over auto-efficiency regulations that could lead the White House to deploy the nuclear option: revoking the state’s cherished power to set its own limits on air pollution.

Jennifer A Dlouhy John Lippert and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 14, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Tailpipe Standards

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The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator signaled a coming showdown with California, warning the state won’t dictate the future of ambitious automobile fuel economy regulations enacted by the Obama administration.

Jennifer A Dlouhy Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

UPS to Add Zero-Emissions Delivery Trucks

Electric UPS Truck UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. announced it will deploy 50 newly designed plug-in electric delivery trucks by the end of the year. The vehicles are comparable in acquisition cost to its conventional-fueled package delivery trucks without the use of subsidies — a development it calls an industry first and one that breaks a key barrier to large-scale fleet adoption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

California Ports Tout Progress in Fight Against Environmental Pollution

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The top three containerports in California touted recent accomplishments in the battle against pollution as stakeholders debate what will be included in an update to the Clean Air Action Plan.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Engine Maker Cummins Endorses Fuel Additives Amid Tighter Emissions Regulations

Steve Muth Steve Muth, Penray's chief chemist, mixes diesel fuel additive at the company's Wheeling, Ill., laboratory. (Penray)

Cummins Inc. recently endorsed two fuel additives, marking the first time the diesel engine maker has taken such a step.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CARB Aims to Require Truck, Engine Makers to Extend Emissions Warranties

engines emissions California Air Resources Board

California environmental officials are working on a plan to require truck and engine manufacturers to extend emissions system warranties up to more than four times longer than current regulations require.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2017

New Rule Might Force Global Shipping Industry to Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The trillion-dollar global shipping industry may soon be forced to curb greenhouse gas emissions under new rules backed by the European Union and China.

Anna Hirtenstein | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017
Government, Fuel

New GHG Rule Finalized

The Obama administration unveiled its long-anticipated Phase 2 rule on greenhouse-gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks, pushing the industry to make tractors and trailers that are more aerodynamic and fuel-efficient, yet still safe and durable.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 22, 2016
Editorial, Business, Government, Fuel

Editorial: Phase 2 Taking Hold

Updating the adage that the pen is mightier than the sword, we note that a PDF available online will come to shape truck and trailer manufacturing through the late 2020s, namely, the final version of Phase 2 of the federal greenhouse-gas rule.

August 22, 2016
Government, Fuel

California Air District Seeks Stricter National Truck, Train Emission Regulations

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is tired of being decades behind meeting federal air quality standards, so it petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 22 to do something about it.

JoAnna Kroeker | The Fresno, Calif. Bee
June 23, 2016