Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

Biodiesel, Mudflaps Help Improve Emissions

DPF installer A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter. (TT file photo)

Although large gains have been made in cleaning up new diesel engines, nearly two-thirds of all commercial trucks don’t meet the latest emissions standards. As of 2017, some 36% of all commercial trucks (Classes 3-8) in the United States rely on the newest generation of diesel engines — a 6% increase over 2016, according to the Diesel Technology Forum, which cited the latest data.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

GNA, Cal-Riverside to Advise on Lowering Vehicle Emissions

Gladstein, Neandross and Associates and the University of California-Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology announced the launch of the Low and Zero Emission Readiness Initiative.

May 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Shell to Leave Oil Lobby Group Over Climate Policy Concerns

Shell Fuel Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s position on climate change is misaligned with about half of the trade associations it’s a part of, and the company says its disagreement with one is so severe that it will let its membership lapse next year.

Kelly Gilblom | Bloomberg News
April 2, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Global Emissions Hit Record as Energy Demand Boosts Fuel Use

Emissions Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India.

Mathew Carr and Jeremy Hodges | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

vw Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has cost the company more than $30 billion.

Peter Blumberg | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Fiat Chrysler Issues Emissions-Related Recall of 863,000 Cars in US

fca Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled almost 863,000 vehicles that violate U.S. emissions standards, another knock for the company after it agreed to make amends for building different trucks and SUVs that polluted more than legally allowed.

Gabrielle Coppola and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

T&I Ranking Republican Sam Graves Slams Green New Deal

Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

Democrats’ Green New Deal manifesto aimed at revolutionizing the country’s transportation system by drastically reducing fuel emissions was described as a fantasy by the top Republican transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Ford Fesses Up on Emissions Early in Effort to Limit the Damage

Ford Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. revealed its emission testing could be flawed and took pains to soothe anxiety among investors in an industry wracked by years of pollution scandals.

Keith Naughton and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Aggressively Pursues Tougher NOx and PM Emissions Reductions

truck exhaust caseywest/Flickr

California environmental regulators are aggressively moving forward with plans to require significant reductions in nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions for heavy trucks, improvements in “real time” on-board diagnostics, and lengthening the “useful life,” durability and warranty periods for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2019

Editorial: Cleaning the Air While Easing the Rules

The notion that federal regulators could in one proposal move to strengthen clean-air standards while deregulating certain engine-related rules might seem counterintuitive, but it’s precisely what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set out to do.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018