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Run on Less Kicks Off as Participants Aim for 9 mpg

Run on Less, billed as a first-of-its-kind national fuel efficiency roadshow, has kicked off this week from multiple locations around the country.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) has introduced an amendment that would defund the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Photo: Office of Rep. Gary Palmer

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Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

The Hickory fueling station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas

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Piedmont Natural Gas Opens CNG Station in N.C.

The station is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and is the company's 11th public refueling station.

Cummins has developed an electric technology demonstration vehicle. Photos: Jim Park

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Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power

Cummins sees itself as a technology company that has been very successful in commercializing diesel power. Through decades of change and disruption, the company has adapted and moved ahead. The next wave of change is no different, and Cummins believes the outcome will be no different.

California legislators may soon target older diesel trucks in a new round of tough state emissions regulations. Photo: Jim Park

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California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

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Securitas Adds GreenRoad Tech to Improve Safety, Cut Emissions

Security provider Securitas has partnered with GreenRoad to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees by using the company's telematics technology.

Trailer skirts like this one benefit some carriers, but not enough fleets so they should be mandated, contend trailer makers. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

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GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders

The Trump administration’s announcement that it will revisit parts of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules were greeted with cautious optimism by the trailer makers who pushed for the review, but with concern by other parties.

Many fuel economy experts say trailers need to be part of the equation. Photo: TrailerTails

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EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

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Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

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Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

 

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