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EPA rule-making for heavy-duty truck emissions will not be accelerated

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was recently asked to accelerate the timeline for enacting new regulations regarding NOx emissions from trucks. While the EPA admits that more stringent standards are needed to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx), emissions from heavy-duty trucks, buses and other diesel vehicles, the agency rejected calls from a coalition of state

GHG Phase 2: The effects on heavy-duty truck fleets

According to John Flynn, chief executive officer of Fleet Advantage, “The initial Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mandates have already saved Class 8 transportation fleets millions of dollars in operating costs by reducing fuel consumption.” On Aug. 16, the federal government passed the proposed regulation, GHG Phase 2, to further tighten emissions and improve fuel economy for

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FMCSA rules now permanently allow Bendix windshield-mounted cameras

The video camera component of the Bendix Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System from Bendix CVS will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules, thanks to an exemption that was recently made permanent. Effective Oct. 24, the rule change allows certain devices that utilize “vehicle safety

Know your rights: How the Right to Repair ruling is impacting service providers

In September of 2015, the Commercial Vehicle Right to Repair Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed. The ruling applies to trucks made in the U.S. and Canada, model years 2010 and newer, and gives aftermarket repair shops reasonable access to OEM service information and diagnostic tools. This proprietary information was made available as of Jan.

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Where we are in speed limiter adoption

A proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiting devices on heavy-duty trucks was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 7, 2016, officially opening the 60-day comment period on the rule. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the proposed rule Aug. 26, which would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 lbs. to

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Speed limiters aim to save $1 billion in fuel costs annually

It’s no secret that governing vehicle speed reduces fuel use and potentially reduces accidents related to speed. So it should come as no surprise that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continue to be involved in finding ways to govern on-highway speeds. To that end, the agencies recently

Fleets, industry leaders react to new fuel efficiency standards

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 regulations requiring increased efficiency and fuel economy in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle sector from 2019 to 2027. The standards include phased-in reductions of up to 25% in GHG emissions from tractors and vocational

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What the suspension of the 34-hour restart means to capacity utilization

According to FTR reports, it now looks like opponents of the FMCSA’s restart regulations have succeeded in attaching a provision to the current Federal funding bill that will suspend the recently changed 34-hour restart regulations pending a study of its effects. At issue is the requirement to have nighttime sleeping periods during the mandated rest

Drivewyze PreClear available on Rand McNally mobile fleet management device

Drivewyze announced that the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass application is now available on Rand McNally’s TND 760 mobile fleet management devices at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Drivewyze PreClear is a cloud-based service that alerts drivers two miles before approaching a site, affording fleets the opportunity to earn up to a

ATDynamics TrailerTail Technology approved for Canadian provinces

ATDynamics announced that on Oct. 1, 2014, Canada’s Ministers of Transportation and Highway Safety approved an amendment to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Memorandum of Understanding on Interprovincial Weights and Dimensions (MOU) which will allow full length, maximum efficiency TrailerTails to operate within all Canadian Provinces. The MOU serves to harmonize vehicle weight and dimension regulations within the

Vigillo upgrade its CSA alerts

Vigillo LLC announced at the 2014 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition an upgrade to its daily CSA alert emails. “Our customers have come to depend upon the daily alerts we send that inform them immediately of new inspection, violation, and crash activity on their CSA record,” said Steve Bryan, chief executive officer of Vigillo. “It

HOS violations: Take a proactive approach

Eric Witty, vice president of product management for Cadec Global Inc., says: “By now, it’s no secret that fleet management technology can deliver many different benefits. Perhaps one of the biggest is the role it can play in reducing hours-of-service [HOS] violations. These violations can lead to higher costs due to compliance breaches and increased

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