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Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

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Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

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UPS Awarded for Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented UPS with the SmartWay Excellence award for outstanding environmental performance and leadership.

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Gasoline Inches Higher to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has reached $2.22 per gallon—two cents more than one week ago, AAA reported.


Washington Gas Exceeds GHG Emission Reduction Goals

Washington Gas announced that it has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals four years ahead of schedule. The utility planned on reducing its GHG emissions 70% by 2020, but has already reached a 74% reduction from its fleet and facilities.


Thermo King Introduces Smarter, Efficient Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.

California’s Air Resources Board says zero-emissions technology is already available for delivery vehicles such as package vans and medium-duty trucks. Photo: First Priority GreenFleet/EVI


California's Zero Emissions Vehicle Dreams

Diesel engines are cleaner than ever. So why is the California Air Resources Board calling for more zero emissions vehicles?

Volvo's SuperTruck is unveiled in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jim Park


Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.



NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

New Freightliner Cascadia 126” BBC 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab shown with AeroX and Elite exterior appearance package. Photo courtesy Freightliner.


Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.


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