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August 18, 2015

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

August 5, 2015

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

July 26, 2015

Impact of Chinese Truck Tires on Fleet Aftermarket

One factor driving the deluge of Chinese exports of replacement truck tires to the U.S. is China's immense tire production overcapacity. In 2015, China manufactured 120 million tires, with an overcapacity rate of almost 25 percent. The influx of Chinese truck tires is also having a detrimental effect on the tire retreading industry, because many of these “bargain” tires have only one life because they cannot be retreaded.

July 23, 2015

Element-GE Capital Fleet Acquisition Clears Regulatory Hurdle

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination to the waiting period under an anti-trust law for Element Financial Corp. to acquire GE Capital's fleet management unit.

July 20, 2015

NHTSA to Upgrade Truck Underride and Conspicuity Rules

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection and visibility of single-unit trucks.

May 6, 2015

Electronic Pressure Regulator

Landi Renzo USA's electronic pressure regulator (EPR) provides electronic control of optimal output pressure depending on specific engine and/or ambient conditions.

April 2, 2015

Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The

March 31, 2015

Automakers Surpass Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Again

For the second year in a row, light-duty vehicle manufacturers have surpassed national greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to a March 26 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

March 6, 2015

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

February 18, 2015

Electric Truck Maker Developing Drone Deployment System

AMP Electric Vehicles' Workhorse E-Gen Truck features an extended-range electric drive, and a number of forward-thinking features, including a drone delivery system.

February 13, 2015

OSHA’s New Fall and Arc-flash Protection Rule Starts April 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has modified its standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work, including rules regarding fall-protection.

February 10, 2015

CARB Hosting Diesel Regulation and Compliance Event

The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.

January 13, 2015

Older Medium-Duty Diesels Face New Calif. Regs

California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.

August 18, 2014

NHTSA Promotes Two Connected-Car Technologies to Prevent Crashes

The agency released a report assessing such connected-car applications as left turn assist and intersection movement assist, which could save as many as 1,083 lives annually, according to estimates.

July 8, 2014

Impact of FMCSA Regulations on Medium-Duty Fleets

While not every medium-duty fleet is affected by the federal regulations, those that need to comply have found that the benefits outweigh the challenges.

March 31, 2014

DOE Eases Alt-Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Mandate

The U.S. Department of Energy has made it easier for state and utility fleets to comply with alt-fuel vehicle purchasing mandates by giving them credit for hybrid vehicles, alt-fuel fueling infrastructure, alt-fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technologies.

March 4, 2014

EPA Tightens Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.

January 27, 2014

Ore. CNG Provider Focuses on Fleet Customers

Commercial fleet managers in Oregon will gain access to a new network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, following the state utility board's approval of Northwest Natural Gas Company's build-out plan.

July 1, 2013

New Hours-of-Service Regulations Began July 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to improve safety for the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue took full effect on July 1, 2013.

March 25, 2013

CARB to Hold Meeting on Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulations

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) plans to hold a public meeting in April to discuss regulatory ideas for alternative diesel fuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, and other diesel fuel substitutes.

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