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Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Will Regulate Trailers If EPA Vacates Section of Phase 2

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Whatever federal authorities may or may not do to alter parts of the U.S. Phase 2 regulation of greenhouse gases from trucks, California will keep regulations in place that are at least as tough as the October 2016 final rule, and might even get more strict and encompass aspects of nitrogen oxide emissions.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Speedy Change for GHG Phase 2 Not Expected

Trailer aerodynamics Provisions in the Phase 2 rule under EPA review include trailer aerodynamics such as this. (Ridge Corp.)

A notice from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revisit parts of the Phase 2 final rule on greenhouse gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks isn’t likely to create changes quickly, as the agency has not presented plans for expedited action and environmental groups are vowing to pursue a challenge in a federal appeals court — once the case is no longer being held in abeyance.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 31, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

EPA Will Revisit Phase 2 Trailer, Glider Rules

Strick trailer under construction A Strick trailer under construction. (Roger W. Gilroy/Transport Topics)

In a move to respond to concerns by the trailer and glider industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it plans to “revisit” its Phase 2 provisions on greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for medium- and heavy-duty engines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 18, 2017
Business, Fuel

New DTNA Chief Roger Nielsen Says GHG Rule Will Stick

Nielsen by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

MADRAS, Ore. — Fleet owners should not expect the truck and engine sections of the federal Phase 2 rule on greenhouse gas emissions to change before implementation starts in 2021, said Roger Nielsen, the CEO of Daimler Trucks North America.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 19, 2017
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Equipment

Manufacturers Want Trailer GHG Rule Included in Trump Campaign to Roll Back Regulations

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association has expanded its offensive against the part of the federal Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule that concerns trailers by asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consider a Trump administration executive order intended to prune burdensome regulations.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 8, 2017
Equipment, Business, Fuel

Truck Engines Incorporate Advanced Engineering to Meet Phase 1 Greenhouse-Gas Standards

Volvo Trucks North America

The diesel engines built this year are more efficient as the second step of greenhouse-gas Phase 1 standards takes effect. These power plants also offer improved reliability, advanced engineering, reduced maintenance and performance improvements that fleet managers and truck drivers will notice, industry experts said.

John Baxter | Contributing Writer
March 17, 2017
Fuel

California Moves Ahead With Its Own GHG Rule

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California is proceeding with its Phase 2 greenhouse-gas emissions rule for trucks — designed to be “harmonized” with the similar fed-eral rule released last year — no matter the fate of the U.S. regulation.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 13, 2017
Government, Fuel

Eight States File to Intervene in Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rule on Truck Emissions

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Eight states and five environmental groups filed motions with a federal appellate court on Jan. 23, asking to intervene in a lawsuit brought by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association against two federal agencies over the Phase 2 greenhouse gas rule on truck emissions.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 26, 2017
Fuel

Trailer Group Asks Court to Review Final Greenhouse-Gas Phase 2 Rule

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Two trade associations filed petitions for review of the Phase 2 final federal rule on greenhouse-gas regulations for trucks, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has combined them into a single case to be heard by a panel of three judges to be chosen later.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 23, 2017
Fuel

Phase 2 GHG Truck Rule to Increase Mileage, Costs

John Sommers II for TT

If results from Phase 1 regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions from trucks are an indication, Phase 2 standards should improve vehicle efficiency further but also add cost and complexity to new trucks, according to an industry webinar on the final rule issued in August.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 9, 2017

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