Government, Business

MoDOT Director Says 'Tidal Wave' of Repairs on Horizon, Urges Lawmakers to Act

Patrick McKenna, MoDOT Director

The new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation on Jan. 26 continued his call to boost state transportation spending.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 27, 2016

More Scrutiny for Trucks Unlikely After Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal

Environmental Protection Agency

Trucking’s extensive experience with diesel-engine regulations could help mitigate any possible fallout against the industry in the wake of Volkswagen Group’s problems with the federal government concerning the automaker’s use of engine software that appears to have manipulated pollution controls.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 5, 2015
Business, Fuel, Technology, Government

Volkswagen Scandal Harkens Back to Truck Engine Makers’ 1998 Battle With EPA

TT File Photo

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen cheated on air-pollution rules for its diesel cars with a defeat device, reminiscent of 1998 when heavy-duty truck manufacturers were doing the same thing.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2015

Agreement Gives Repair Shops, Fleets Access to Greater Levels of OEM Data

Western Branch Diesel Inc.

Trade groups representing independent repair shops and parts distributors and one for truck and engine makers said they reached an agreement that will give fleets, truck owners and independent repair shops nearly complete access to the manufacturers’ information, tools and parts needed for proper repair of heavy-duty on-highway commercial vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2015

New Agreement Puts Independent Repair Shops, Heavy-Duty Fleets on Equal Footing with Dealerships

John Sommers II for TT

Fleets, independent  repair shops and  parts distributors – thanks to a new agreement between trade groups – will find themselves on a par with dealerships for the first time when it comes to repairing heavy-duty trucks.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 17, 2015

Fracking Operations Prompt Environmental Groups to Threaten to Sue EPA


Several environmental groups on Aug. 26 called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prohibit oil and gas firms from dumping hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” chemicals in ways that could prove harmful to the public and communities.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 26, 2015

Efforts to Cut Greenhouse Gases Must Ramp Up, McCarthy Says

Jonathan S. Reiskin for Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency will continue to emphasize the Obama administration’s campaign against climate change from carbon emissions, even if all aspects of useful technologies are not known at present.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 13, 2015

EPA Proposal Crushing Industry Growth, Ethanol Groups Say

An Obama administration proposal in May to cut quotas for renewable fuels led to a rout in ethanol credits and handcuffed the industry’s growth, biofuel groups said.

Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
June 15, 2015

EPA Seen Siding With Engine Makers in Truck-Efficiency Rules

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Obama administration is poised to deliver a victory to engine makers at the expense of truck manufacturers in the next stage of the U.S. government’s plan to tackle climate change.

June 12, 2015
Government, Business

PrePass Enrollment Surpasses 500,000 Trucks

More than half a million trucks operated by nearly 41,000 fleets are now enrolled in the PrePass weigh-station bypass program, the provider of the service announced recently.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 9, 2015