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Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

Report Clears EPA 2017 Glider-Emissions Study

An audit by the Environmental Protection Agency’s independent Office of the Inspector General says the agency's testing of glider kit emissions, which found they produced significantly more emissions than new vehicles, “complied with standard practices.”

August 2, 2019

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Ford Models

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Ford Models

Landi Renzo USA has secured certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for several Ford F-Series and E-Series models that run on compressed natural gas.

January 7, 2019

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

EPA Aims to Cut NOx Emissions from Heavy-Duty Trucks

Seemingly acting out of character, the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 13 announced it will launch a rulemaking to further cut the emission of nitrogen oxide from diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks.

November 13, 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

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kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations against small manufacturers of glider kits.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

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Roll Back California Emissions Standards
EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

EPA Glider Truck Loophole Closed Temporarily by Court

A federal court has granted a temporary stay that suspends the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce for 2018 and 2019 a 300-unit production cap put in place on the manufacture of glider kits/vehicles that do not comply with Phase 2 GHG emission rules.

July 18, 2018

EPA Will Not Enforce 300-Unit Limit on Glider Kits Through 2019
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

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

October 31, 2017

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

October 27, 2017

GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders
EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

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.

August 17, 2017

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

December 21, 2016

GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

October 25, 2016