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Trailer aerodynamic device include side skirts, pictured here. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

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Court Battle Erupts over Truck Trailers and GHG/MPG Rule

Court filings have begun to pile up that may ultimately determine the fate of the trailer-related provision within the federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards.

Photo of solar panels courtesy of eNow.

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eNow Powers Zero-Emissions Refrigerated Truck

eNow, producers of solar products for the transportation industry, demonstrated the effectiveness of its solar energy-producing systems for transportation by powering the first zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment.

In addition to eliminating emissions, the Rayfrigeration unit is projected to reduce operations costs by up to 90%. Photo: eNow

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Solar-Powered Reefer Successfully Tested in California

The eNow-supplied panels cut emissions and kept dairy products properly refrigerated in summer heat, the company said.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

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New Vehicle MPG Flat in September

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in September remained unchanged from August at 25.3 mpg, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Photo of 1000/2000 Series transmission courtesy of Allison.

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Allison Expands Fuel-Efficient Medium-Duty Transmission Tech

Allison Transmission has begun offering its xFE fuel-saving technology on two more of its medium-duty transmissions, including the 1000 Series and 2000 Series, the company has announced.

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Calif. Groups Host Clean Technology Expo

The eighth Annual Clean Technology Forum & Equipment Expo is a free event that offers fuel management training, a conference, and a reception for recipients of the Clean Air Champion Awards.

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Lightning Systems Names Kelley Chief Technology Officer

Lightning Systems has named William R. Kelley as its new chief technology officer, the alternative fuel modifier announced.

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California's Gov. Brown May Ban Internal Combustion Engines

California's Gov. Jerry Brown is reportedly considering banning the sale of vehicles with internal-combustion engines, a clean air regulator in that state told Bloomberg.

“We win in the marketplace by seeing the future first, and beating the competition to it,” proclaimed Srikanth Padmanabhab, president of the Cummins engine business. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Cummins Sees a Future with Many Truck Power Options

Cummins continues to embrace a “buffet” of power sources for the marketplace as it prepares for a future that includes diesel, hybrids, electric powertrains, and fuel cells, the company told trucking reporters in Atlanta Sunday prior to the opening of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

$140 million will go toward incentivizing cleaner vehicles at California’s ports. Photo: Jim Park.

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California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

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