Government, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trump May Relax Auto Standards While Making Them Harder to Meet

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The Trump administration’s plan to ease vehicle-emission mandates lifts some burdens for automakers but also would strip away options that have made it easier for them to comply and have encouraged the development of electric cars.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
August 6, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Trump to Seek Repeal of California’s Smog-Fighting Power

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The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan.

Ryan Beene Jennifer A. Dlouhy John Lippert and Ari Natter | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

Trump-Ordered Talks on Future of Fuel Economy in California Stuck in Neutral

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Talks between the U.S. and California on auto emissions standards have made little progress since President Donald Trump told his agencies to pursue a deal, according to a top state official, who’s holding out hope that the Environmental Protection Agency will get more involved.

Ryan Beene, John Lippert and Eric Roston | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Stormy Sailing Expected When Cargo Ship Fuel Standard Changes

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A surge in demand is coming for diesel and related fuels as shipping companies close in on a deadline to reduce sulfur emissions.

Alan Kovski | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2018
Government, Business

Truck Makers Must Monitor Carbon Ahead of EU Emissions Cut

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Daimler Trucks, Renault Trucks, Scania AB, and other heavy vehicle manufacturers must calculate and report the carbon dioxide emissions of their new models starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Stephen Gardner | Bloomberg News
June 14, 2018
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