Business, Technology, Equipment

Bosch Touts Electric-Hydraulic Steering to Facilitate Automated Driving

Bosch connected truck A “connected” truck at Bosch’s Flat Rock, Mich., proving grounds. (Robert Bosch)

FLAT ROCK, Mich. — Executives with the North American arm of engineering company Robert Bosch showed off an electric-hydraulic steering system for Class 8 trucks that they said will aid in the transition to autonomous commercial vehicles and announced a “breakthrough” in substantially reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel.

Tom Berg | Special to Transport Topics
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Critics Contend EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot

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Lawsuits over EPA’s April fuel economy determination are more than just a pre-emptive strike, challengers say: They’re an effort to force the agency to consider thousands of pages of its own data as it considers weakening emissions limits for passenger cars.

Abby Smith | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

World Trade, Safety at Risk From New Fuel Rule, Ocean Shipping Group Says

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A group representing the vast majority of the world’s ship owners said world trade is at risk if issues surrounding new fuel rules aren’t resolved quickly, providing the starkest warning yet as to the potential impact of regulations that are due to enter into force in less than two years’ time.

Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
May 21, 2018
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Morgan Stanley Says Shipping Revolution Has Oil Headed for $90

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Brent crude will reach $90 a barrel by 2020 as new international shipping regulations take effect, overhauling the types of fuels produced by refiners, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a report.

Alex Longley | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Millions Spent to Clean Up California’s Diesel Trucks, but Is It Enough?


This spring, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded nearly $6.4 million to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to replace older diesel trucks for those that run nearly 90% cleaner, and older farm tractors for those that meet the latest emissions standards.

Steven Mayer | The Bakersfield Californian
May 16, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump Eyes Twice-Failed Legal Strategy to Fight California Regulations

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The Trump administration is preparing to battle California’s tough car pollution regulations using an approach that federal courts already have rejected. Twice.

Ryan Beene and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
May 9, 2018
Government, Business

California Challenges EPA Over Auto Emissions Rollback

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California isn’t rolling over as the Trump administration moves to toss Obama-era vehicle emission standards.

Kartikay Mehrotra and Jennifer A Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Bosch Claims Breakthrough That Can Save Diesel Engines

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Robert Bosch GmbH said its engineers have developed a new diesel-exhaust system that cuts emissions far below legal limits taking effect in 2020 and can help automakers avoid potential driving bans in Europe that threaten to doom the engine technology.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

SoCal Regulators See Chance to Rein in Freight Pollution

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Over and over in their decadeslong war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

Tony Barboza | Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2018
Government, Business

EPA Moves to Cut Obama-Era Fuel-Efficiency Standards

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The Trump administration announced that fuel-efficiency regulations for cars and light trucks are too stringent and must be revised, formally beginning a process sought by the U.S. auto industry to rollback anti-pollution targets.

Ryan Beene, Jennifer A Dlouhy and John Lippert | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2018