Truck emissions

Business, Technology, Fuel

Six States Adopt Clean Truck Rule

Six States Adopt Clean Truck Rule Traffic at the Fort McHenry toll plaza. (Maryland Transportation Authority)

The U.S. trucking industry is set to be transformed by a handful of states adopting zero-emission vehicle requirements.

Laura Bliss | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

New Jersey Adopts Clean Truck Rules

New Jersey Adopts Clean Truck Rules Cranes stand past trucks delivering shipping containers at the Port of Newark in Newark, N.J. (Aaron Showalter/Bloomberg)

State Environmental Protection officials adopted Advanced Clean Truck rules Dec. 20 that would make New Jersey the first East Coast state to require phasing in of electric commercial trucks to reduce air pollution and the diseases it causes.

Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media Group
December 21, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Drayage Fleets Face Potential Zero-Emission Mandate

drayage trucks Drayage trucks wait in line to enter a shipping terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The push for zero-emission trucks in California has left drayage operators questioning that approach in light of their previous investments in equipment using natural gas fuel, an industry association executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

House Advances Diesel-Reduction Program

Diesel fuel The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act looks to reduce older, diesel-powered trucks on the road, as well as facilitate the transition in the freight industry to newer equipment. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would authorize a federal emissions reduction program and fund research and development for technologies across the environmental sector recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Formally Adopts Low-NOx Omnibus Rule

California highway traffic Traffic on I-80 in Berkeley, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

California regulators have unanimously approved a sweeping regulation that will lower oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Approves Its Electric Truck Regulation

zero-emissions truck CARB

California environmental regulators approved a measure that within a few years will require truck manufacturers to transition a percentage of their sales in the state from diesel trucks to electric zero-emission vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Rule Would Set Sale Quotas for Zero-Emission Trucks

Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge over San Francisco Bay. For Class 7 and Class 8 tractors, the regulation would require 3% of annual sales of zero-emissions tractors in California to begin in model year 2024, reaching 15% annually by model year 2030. (Getty Images)

The California Air Resources Board has proposed a regulation requiring that manufacturers sell a set percentage of zero-emissions battery-electric and fuel cell trucks beginning with model year 2024.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Heavy-Duty Truck Smog Inspection Program Bill Into Law

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom by Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a bill that directs the California Air Resources Board and other state agencies to develop and implement a new smog inspection program for heavy-duty diesel on-road trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Canada Is First Nation to Sign Pledge to Slash Truck Emissions

Drive to Zero representatives Representatives from Canada, British Columbia and Vancouver endorse the Drive to Zero program at the workshop in Vancouver, co-hosted by Clean Energy Canada, the City of Vancouver and California-based Calstart. (Clean Energy Canada)

Canada has become the first nation to endorse a pledge to speed global adoption of zero-emission and near-zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in key urban communities by 2025 and achieve full market penetration by 2040.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 12, 2019
Government, Business

Oakland Leaders Craft Truck Management Plan

trucks line Middle Harbor Road waiting to enter the docks at the Port of Oakland. Hundreds of trucks line Middle Harbor Road, waiting to enter the docks at the Port of Oakland. Port and city leaders are drafting a traffic- and pollution-reducing truck management proposal. (TT File Photo)

The Port of Oakland and city leaders are developing the West Oakland Truck Management Plan in an effort to reduce the impact of freight haulers moving through residential areas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2018