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The case for fuel additives to combat rising repair costs

Today, the cost of truck maintenance and repairs can easily equate to thousands of dollars. Fleet managers understand that some parts, like belts, hoses, and air filters, just to name a few, are inevitably going to need to be replaced. However, frequent and premature replacement of parts like these could lead to expenses skyrocketing. Likewise,

Eaton, Tenneco partner on integrated exhaust thermal management system

Eaton and Tenneco have entered a joint development agreement between Eaton’s vehicle group and Tenneco’s clean air business group to produce an integrated exhaust thermal management system that will enable commercial truck and light vehicle manufacturers to meet upcoming emissions regulations. Across the globe, emission standards are tightening for vehicle manufacturers. In Europe, the next

Podcast: The impact of emissions standards on trucking equipment

You’ve probably heard about the EPA GHG regulations that are ramping up throughout the 2020s, starting this year. You’ve probably also heard about more advanced emissions programs introduced by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). But you might wonder, if I don’t run trucks in California, why do I need to know what CARB is

What you need to know about the upcoming Canadian ELD mandate

Cross-border cooperation can be a thing of beauty, as anyone who has heard the beautiful harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young or watched another Nash (Canadian Steve Nash) lead revolutionary offensive play on the Phoenix Suns in the mid-’00s can attest. However, if you operate a business in both the U.S. and Canada you

Watch: New technology to decrease a truck’s emissions & better fuel economy

In November 2018, the EPA announced the need to update nitrogen oxide emissions standards in heavy-duty trucks with its Cleaner Trucks Initiative. According to the initiative’s overview found at, heavy-duty vehicles are the largest contributor to mobile source emissions of nitrogen oxide, and they are expected to be one of the largest mobile source

Why alternative fuels will accelerate in 2021

The 2021 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo happened the same week a new president was inaugurated, and that timing did not go unnoticed. From policy expectations to the environmental benefits of various fuel sources, here are some of the key takeaways for fleet operators from this event. Political change is an opportunity for growth President

Utility Trailer implements standard 7-in. rear impact guard on all trailers

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.‘s dry vans, refrigerated vans and flatbeds produced after 2002 can now be retrofitted with Utility’s standard 7-in. deep horizontal Interstate Commerce Commission (I.C.C.) bumper. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently proposed to include the rear impact guard on the list of items that need to be examined during a commercial

What 2021 Greenhouse Gas regulations mean for you and your engines

The previous decade may have seen the debut of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulations for heavy-duty engines, but the 2020s will be the decade in which these regulations ramp up. That starts with model year 2021 engines, with more restrictions coming in 2024 and then again in 2027, and continuing efforts to improve the environment mean

Omnitracs, ERoad partner to address inconsistencies in commercial vehicle inspections

Omnitracs and ERoad, a transportation technology services company, have announced the completion of a newly updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Omnitracs, in partnership with ERoad, identified a need to revamp the current Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices that was penned in 2017, concurrent with

New FMCSA rule takes effect for HOS

Back on May 14, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules, and they are officially going into effect on Sept. 29. These changes came about after the FMCSA held multiple town hall meetings online to proactively get feedback from those that the HOS rules impact the most. After assessing all

FMCSA proposes new under-21 commercial driver pilot program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The agency proposes a pilot program to allow drivers to participate if they fall within two categories: 18 to

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Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) Calls for FET Suspension

Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) sent a letter to the Democratic leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives July 21 calling for suspension of the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers until the end of 2021 in the next Coronavirus stimulus bill.  American Truck Dealers (ATD) leads the Modernize the Truck Fleet