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Government, Business, Fuel

EPA’s National NOx Proposal Headed for Another Delay

truck exhaust pipe Chmiel/Getty Images

There is mounting evidence that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s low oxides of nitrogen proposed rule, already months behind schedule, will not be completed until after the November elections, according to trucking industry and environmental group sources.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Ducted Fuel Injection Shows Promise for Diesel

ducted fuel injection This image, taken by an in-piston camera, shows the effect of ducted fuel injection on the level of soot in a diesel flame. (Sandia National Laboratory)

Researchers have developed a promising yet surprisingly simple modification to diesel engines that could hold the key to reducing the complexity, maintenance, and size and weight of emission aftertreatment systems.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Volkswagen Risks Diesel Claims Across EU After Court Ruling

An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG vehicle owners can sue the carmaker over diesel-emission manipulation anywhere in the European Union, the bloc’s top court said in its first ruling on the scandal.

Stephanie Bodoni | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Aviation Fuel Deal Adds to Demand for Lower-Emissions Alternatives

A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. will buy an aviation fuel blend made from used fats, oils and greases over the next 12 months as it searches for ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its growing air cargo operations.

Benjamin Romano | The Seattle Times
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

House Climate Change Plan Tackles Heavy-Duty Equipment at Ports

Port of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

House Democrats say Congress should increase funding for programs at EPA and the Department of Energy to reduce emissions from equipment at ports.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

House Democrats Will Call for 100% Clean Cars by 2035

A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. A charging plug is connected to an electric vehicle. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

House Democrats on June 30 will issue an ambitious plan to combat climate change, a move intended to reassure their base of supporters but that’s sure to inflame opponents on the right.

Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Automakers Split in Legal Fight Over Trump’s Fuel Economy Rules

A worker views an implementation map at a Toyota manufacturing plant in Kentucky in August 2019. A worker views an implementation map at a Toyota manufacturing plant in Kentucky in August 2019. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Four automakers backing a California effort to curb tailpipe emissions will break with some big rivals in the legal battle over the Trump administration’s relaxation of fuel efficiency standards.

Ryan Beene and Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2020
Government, Business

DOJ Defends Autos Probe Ahead of House Inquiry on Enforcement

A Volkswagen AG badge adorns a new car in a VW factory in Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Justice Department denied politics played a role in its decision last year to open an antitrust investigation of four automakers that reached an agreement with California on fuel-efficiency standards.

David McLaughlin | Bloomberg News
June 22, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment

Fitzgerald Seeks Summary Judgment in $83 Million Tax Case

Fitzgerald Glider Kits Fitzgerald Glider Kits headquarters in Crossville, Tenn. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits)

Attorneys for the nation’s largest glider truck manufacturer have asked a federal judge for permission to seek a partial summary judgment to block an attempt by the IRS from collecting $83 million in back taxes and penalties.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Top 100

Diesel Engine Makers Tackle Challenges Posed by Stricter Emission Standards

Volvo assembly line A Volvo engine on the assembly line. Engine makers say more fleet managers are seeking product reliability and durability. (Volvo Trucks North America)

The lowest level of North American Class 8 truck orders in modern times is not stopping fleets and engine manufacturers from pushing ahead to prepare for more stringent emission regulations. Companies are finding ways to squeeze out better fuel mileage and uptime performance from the next wave of diesel engines.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
May 11, 2020

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