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December 13, 2010

Legal Motion Seeks to Halt Public Release of CSA 2010 Data

Concern about vicarious liability lawsuits resulting from the public release of Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010 data prompted a legal motion to be filed on Nov. 29 with the U.S. Court of Appeals by three trucking associations, representing 3,000 privately owned fleets. The motion seeks a permanent injuction to the public release of CSA 2010 data with percentile ranking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

October 11, 2010

NAFA Forms CARB Advisory Council

To show its support of California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations and establish the Association as a credible source of fleet information, NAFA created a newly instituted CARB Advisory Council.

August 13, 2010

The Need to Extend 50-Percent Bonus Depreciation

First-year 50-percent depreciation, known as bonus depreciation, expired Jan. 1, 2010. An amendment to retroactively extend bonus depreciation through the end of calendar-year 2010 has been added as an amendment to H.R. 5297. Bonus depreciation has been benefical to commercial fleets, especially those with long-life assets. As an industry, we need to urge members of Congress to pass H.R. 5297. But this is easier said than done due to the many other contentious issues in the bill.

June 25, 2010

New York Bill Moves to Ban Lead Wheel Weights

NEW YORK - Assembly Bill 8687-B amends New York's environmental conservation law by adding a section prohibiting both the use and sale of wheel weights containing lead.

May 12, 2010

How Does the 2010 EPA Standard Impact Fleet Biodiesel Use?

The EPA’s 2010 standard calls for reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions by 83 percent from the 2007 mandate. Industry experts discuss the new standard’s impact on NOx levels, engine performance, and fuel quality.

April 6, 2010

Fuel-Efficiency Rules Demand 40% MPG Boost by 2016

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration expects the new fuel-efficiency regulations announced April 1 to boost car and truck fuel efficiency, help reduce greenhouse gases, and save billions of dollars.

April 1, 2010

New Rules Say Electric Cars Not 'Zero Emission'

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's new fuel-efficiency rules for automobiles undercut the auto industry's marketing claim that electric cars are "zero emission" vehicles, and instead score against them carbon dioxide emitted by electric-power plants.

March 11, 2010

EPA HD OBD Ruling Impacts Medium-Duty Fleets

Effective Jan. 1, the heavy-duty onboard diagnostic (HD OBD) ruling requires truck manufacturers install OBD systems on trucks 14,001-lbs. GVWR or greater.

January 7, 2010

W. Va. Governor Wants to Consolidate State Fleet

CHARLESTON, WV - A series of audits revealing the state spends $60 to $70 million a year on its fleet are contributing factors to Gov. Joe Manchin's proposed legislation to consolidate and centralize the state's vehicle fleet.

March 24, 2009

Navigating California's New Ruling on Diesel Emissions

On Dec. 11, California adopted the most stringent emission standards in the nation for on-road heavy-duty diesel trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 lbs.

March 24, 2009

Malfunction Indicator Mandated for 2010 Emissions Standards

Starting in 2010, OEMs will be required to install dashboard malfunction indicator lights and diagnostic trouble codes on heavy-duty trucks to warn drivers of emission problems.

February 6, 2009

ZAP Urges Bill Passage to Expand Federal Electric Car Tax Credit

SANTA ROSA, CA – Called the FREEDOM Act of 2009, bill S271, would revise the 1986 Internal Revenue Code providing tax credits for the manufacture, conversion, and acquisition of plug-in electric vehicles.

January 20, 2009

It’s Not Easy Going Green

The troubled economy and depressed wholesale market are making it doubly tough for fleets looking to go green. But there are ways of coping with both.

July 17, 2008

New Proposal Announced to Increase the Use of Natural Gas

WASHINGTON – New legislation will be introduced that will compel automakers to make 10 percent of their fleet vehicles run on natural gas by the year 2018.

March 12, 2008

Mayor Signs Alternative-Fuel Taxi Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO – Mayor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will enable the purchase of more alternative-fuel taxi cabs for use on San Francisco streets.

May 1, 2007

Calif. Clean Car Bill Hurts Fleets

Under proposed legislation, many fleets in California would be penalized for simply buying the right work vehicle for the job.

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