Andrea Fischer

Fuel, Business, Government

Oregon Sets Biodiesel Mandate

Oregon has become the fifth state to enact a biodiesel requirement and the first to require strict testing of the fuel.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
August 13, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Issues SCR Guidelines

The U.S. EPA said last week that diesel engine manufacturers who want to use selective catalytic reduction to meet EPA’s 2010 emission rules must supply the urea SCR requires and prove it will be available to truck drivers using those engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government

Diesel Dips to $2.676

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fuel dipped by 0.5 cent to $2.676 a gallon last week, its second straight tiny decline, the Department of Energy said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2007
Business, Fuel, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Trucking Would Consider Higher Taxes, Graves Says

The trucking industry is willing to pay higher fuel taxes as long as the money is spent to improve the highway infrastructure, American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves said.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost Truck Weights

WASHINGTON — Legislation proposed last week could allow federal weight limits for trucks to rise to 97,000 pounds and for the first time set fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Fuel, Government, Autonomous

Senate Fuel-Economy Bill Could Boost Weights

WASHINGTON — Legislation proposed last week could allow federal weight limits for trucks to rise to 97,000 pounds and for the first time set fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

EPA Proposes Emission Cuts for Train and Marine Engines

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for the first time sharp cuts in exhaust emissions from railroad locomotive and marine engines in a plan a spokesman said would “follow exactly the same pattern” as environmental regulations for truck engines.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2007
Business, Fuel

EPA to Issue SCR Guidance, Meet With OEMs on 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency said it would soon issue its guidance for engine manufacturers on the conditions they must meet in order to sell engines that use selective catalytic reduction to meet emission regulations.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2007
Business, Safety, Technology, Government, Autonomous

Trucking: Don’t Include CBs in Laws Banning Cellphones

Trucking executives said efforts to ban the use of cellular phones from the nation’s highways would receive industry support as long as state laws do not also ban two-way radios and satellite communication devices.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2007
Business, Fuel, Autonomous

Manufacturers Begin Tests of 2010 Engine Prototypes

Most major truck engine manufacturers said they are now testing prototypes of engines developed to meet the federal government’s 2010 diesel engine emission standards. Two of them said they will have engines available for testing next year.

Andrea Fischer | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2007

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