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Daimler Trucks North America pledges support for EPA Cleaner Truck Initiative

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced support for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s recently announced Cleaner Truck Initiative. DTNA says that it strongly supports the EPA’s initiative to streamline regulatory requirements and improve air quality, while maintaining a regulatory framework that encourages reliable, durable products with low total cost of ownership (TCO). The company cites

Hirschbach receives EPA 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award

Hirschbach Motor Lines was recently honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the top environmental performers and leaders for freight supply chain efficiency. The company has deployed the latest in aerodynamic technologies, green-initiative policies, and software designed to route and fuel equipment with carbon reduction in

Are legislators out of control? A look at oil regulations

I should be used to it by now, but I just can’t get over the continued lunacy of both state and federal legislators. They continue to advance legislation without trying to understand the applicable science or business reasons for not doing so. They call it “technology forcing legislation.” The latest fiasco to grab my attention

Fuels and lubes column
American Truck Dealers comment on Greenhouse Gas

Recently, at a joint meeting of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Eric Jorgensen, chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD), said that the Phase II of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) initiative needs to make certain that truck and engine efficiency standards are affordable

EPA conducts hearing on importance of clean diesel

At an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hearing on the future of greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards, Alan Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, testified on behalf of the diesel industry. “Today, manufacturers of commercial trucks, engines and their components produce the cleanest, safest and

SmartTruck UT6Plus UnderTray System meets EPA SmartWay Elite criteria as single product

With the recently announced Elite level from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, trailers must be equipped with aerodynamic devices that provide at least a 9% improvement in fuel economy to qualify. SmartTruck’s UT6Plus aerodynamic product provides the fuel saving performance required by EPA SmartWay to deliver those results, making it the only

Westport WiNG Ford F-250, F-350 receive EPA certification

Westport has also received certification from the EPA for its 2015 model year Ford F-250 and F-350, 6.2 L super duty trucks with the Westport WiNG bi-fuel CNG system. EPA certified vehicles meet the EPA’s emission standards. The Westport WiNG-operated Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks run on both gasoline and CNG and are available with

We don’t need no stinkin’ national energy policy

The U.S.’s lack of a coherent national energy policy is about to cost us considerable money, wasted energy and possibly valuable forest lands. When corn-based ethanol was originally proposed, it was with the promise that corn-based ethanol was merely a first-generation solution. The second-generation solution, cellulosic-based ethanol, would soon be commercialized, and then it would be

We don’t need no stinkin’ national energy policy
Can’t we just be objective?

Can’t we just be objective? Okay, so I’m a scientist. That means I’m trained to deal in facts—not just “meadow muffins,” as a famous TV colonel used to say. The corn-based ethanol industry is in a dither. A leaked draft of the EPA’s suggested renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes for 2014 showed a continuation of

Fuels and lubes column
Breathing easier thanks to clean diesel

The truck OEMs and engine builders have been “cleaning up their act” for quite some time now, in accordance with the EPA mandates, and they’ve made good progress. Here’s the proof. Recently, as part of a Senate panel testimony highlighting the emissions benefits from the increased use and availability of clean diesel technology in transportation