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EPA Adds SmartWay Day Cab Program, Revises Retread Tire Specs

EPA Adds SmartWay Day Cab Program, Revises Retread Tire Specs

The Environmental Protection Agency is making some changes to its SmartWay program that offers information on verified fuel-efficient technologies. Day cabs are now eligible for the SmartWay designation, and research into fuel-efficient retreads will result in changes to how those products are classified.

July 9, 2019

AxleTech Focuses on Electrification for Commercial Vehicles

AxleTech Focuses on Electrification for Commercial Vehicles

AxleTech is reinventing itself with a focus on electrified vehicle solutions. By focusing on a “power-agnostic” between-the-wheels electrification technology, it believes it can provide integrated, in-axle systems that provide the same power and efficiency as conventional diesel powertrains – and maybe even better.

March 1, 2019

Daimler Deals with Booming Market, Preps Electric Trucks

Daimler Deals with Booming Market, Preps Electric Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America chief Roger Nielsen spoke about managing a runaway truck market, electric trucks, automation and more to trucking reporters at the American Trucking Associations' conference in Austin, Texas.

October 29, 2018

Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech Says Glider Kit Emissions Study Conclusions Inaccurate

Tennessee Tech said some of the conclusions of its study of glider kit emissions were not accurate, and that the data does not support its earlier statements that the remanufactured engines used in glider kits performed as well as OEM engines certified under EPA emissions standards.

October 25, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Shows Autonomous Van Concept for Freight, Passengers
GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

GHG Phase 2 Glider Kit Restrictions to be Enforced After All

After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give makers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations against small manufacturers of glider kits.

July 27, 2018

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

More Allegations Made in Repeal of Proposed Glider Kit Restrictions Under GHG Phase 2

Several members of Congress have asked the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency to look into allegations that there was improper contact between Volvo Group, the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association, and the EPA regarding the agency’s regulation of glider kits under its Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules.

July 5, 2018

Daimler Trucks North America to Build Electric Cascadia, M2 Trucks
Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Senators, Former EPA Chiefs Urge Agency to Drop Glider Reg Repeal

Two Democratic senators who oversee environmental issues sent a letter on March 12 to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to reverse his November 2017 proposal to repeal air emission standards for glider kits.

March 13, 2018

What Do Final Mile Trends Mean for Equipment and Maintenance Managers?
Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines
UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

UPS Head: Don’t Let Fear of Unknown Hold Back Future Excellence

Sitting still and worrying about all the new technology coming at us is not an option, said Carlton Rose, UPS president, global fleet maintenance and engineering, at the kickoff breakfast for the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

March 6, 2018

Daimler Pumping R&D into Electric Trucks, Connectivity, Autonomous Trucks
Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 28, 2017

Navistar-VW Alliance to Bring Electric Truck, Integrated Powertrain to Market