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Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

The Glider Truck Is Gone, but Not Forgotten

Gliders A Fitzgerald glider kit in a Peterbilt truck. (Fitzgerald Glider Kits via YouTube)

In its heyday, Fitzgerald Glider Kits was the nation’s top glider truck manufacturer, building and selling thousands of the new truck cab bodies powered by older rebuilt engines.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Trucking Stakeholders Offer Advice, Caution on EPA Proposal

Truck One expert noted that truckers “desire cleaner modes of transportation to protect our environment and disparately impacted communities,” but he advised EPA to proceed with caution. (Milepost430Media/Getty Images)

The trucking industry urged federal regulators to consider how a proposal to tighten emissions limits on engines will affect motor carriers, as they’re the ones who will ultimately deploy the equipment subject to the new rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EPA’s New NOx Reduction Proposal Debated at Hearing

Diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

In an all-day virtual hearing, many of the roughly 140 parties commenting expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new rule to tighten nitrogen oxides emissions. Others, however, either viewed the effort as a lost opportunity or attacked it as an overreach.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Breaking News

EPA Proposes Stronger Pollution Limits on New Trucks

Truck drivers fuel up at a Love's in Emerson, Ga. Truck drivers fuel up at a Love's in Emerson, Ga. (David Tulis/Associated Press)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rulemaking to further restrict emissions of soot-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) by heavy-duty diesel and gasoline engines starting in model year 2027.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Refiners Say Shift in Biofuel Quotas Will Raise Diesel Costs

A person holds a fuel pump nozzle at a Chevron Corp. gas station A person holds a fuel pump nozzle at a Chevron Corp. gas station in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The Biden administration sought to thread the needle between warring oil and renewable fuel interests Dec. 7 by proposing modest quotas for the use of plant-based fuels while moving to block exemptions for dozens of oil refineries.

December 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

EPA Rebuffed Warnings Auto Emissions Plan Was Too Weak

EPA Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

White House and other administration officials told the Environmental Protection Agency that its industry-backed plan for tightening auto emissions limits was too lax, but the agency rebuffed those warnings and released the proposal with provisions that could lessen its bite.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

EPA to Update NOx, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

EPA jimfeng/Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 5 announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful air pollutants from heavy-duty trucks in a series of major rulemakings over the next three years.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

EPA Provides Updates on Emissions Standards, SmartWay Activities

EPA jimfeng/Getty Images

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking later this year aimed at establishing new emissions standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and other pollutants for highway heavy-duty engines, an EPA official told the S.11 study group of the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations during TMC’s virtual spring meeting.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Steps Up Efforts to Catch Emissions Tampering

EPA enforcement alert

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is in its second year of a four-year enforcement effort to catch truckers who are installing emissions defeat devices or otherwise tampering with emissions systems.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 18, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Readies Biofuel Waivers, Delays for Trump’s Final Days

Steam billows out of a smokestack at a biorefining facility in Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News) Steam billows out of a smokestack at a biorefining facility in Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration is expected to exempt some oil refineries from 2019 mandates to use renewable fuel as it readies possible last-minute moves on U.S. biofuel policy.

January 13, 2021

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