Special Coverage

SmartWay Enhances Program to Emphasize Value of Trailer Add-ons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — SmartWay, the decade-old partnership between the trucking industry and the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to reduce fuel consumption, has announced changes and enhancements to its trailer-verification program.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 17, 2015
Government, Business, Fuel

Senators Pressing EPA to Set Renewable Fuel Standard for Biodiesel


Thirty-two senators have written a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy asking for quick approval of strong biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2015
Business, Government

Members of Congress Tout Repatriation as Way to Boost Infrastructure Revenue

Office of Rep. John Delaney

WASHINGTON — Talk of relying on repatriated revenue to pay for highway programs has gained considerable attention on Capitol Hill recently.

February 9, 2015
Government, Business

Number of Fleets Using PrePass Passes 40,000

Rasmussen by John Sommers II for TT

HELP Inc. announced that the number of qualified fleet customers using its PrePass bypass solution has passed the 40,000 mark as of Dec. 2.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 3, 2014

EPA to Award $5 Million for Port Diesel Emission-Reduction Projects

Larry Smith/TransPix

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting proposals for about $5 million in funding for diesel emission-reduction projects at ports.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2014
Government, Business

Obama Sends Senate Nominations for DOT’s Mendez, Rogoff

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Obama has sent nomination papers to the Senate for two Department of Transportation officials who have been serving as acting heads in leadership posts at the department.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2014

EPA to Issue $9 Million for DERA Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of $9 million in grant funding for projects designed to reduce pollution and emissions exposure from the nation’s fleet of diesel engines.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 6, 2014

EPA Seeks to End Truck-Grant Program

President Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget includes a request by the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate funding for a program that, for the past six years, has helped truckers buy equipment to reduce diesel emissions, Administrator Gina McCarthy said last week.

March 10, 2014

EPA Budget Would Cut Truck Emission-Reduction Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal calls for eliminating funding for a popular program that since 2008 has helped truckers buy equipment to reduce diesel emissions, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said last week.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 5, 2014
Government, Business

DOT Agencies May Revive Truck Survey, Launch New Study Into Causes of Crashes

Federal government officials said they may revive the Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey and also undertake a new study of the causes of truck crashes.

March 3, 2014