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Report: Wash. Agencies Aren’t in Compliance with EV Rule

Washington state agencies and local governments are not in compliance with the state’s public fleet electrification law, according to a new report from Coltura, a nonprofit organization.

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Minnesota's New Biodiesel Mandate Begins in May

Minnesota is implementing a biodiesel standard that requires No. 2 diesel fuel sold for use in combustion engines to contain a minimum of 20% biodiesel.

Indiana CNG Tax Break Earns Recognition

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition worked with a state representative to boost fleet incentives to use natural-gas vehicles.

Proposed 2025 CAFE Standards to be the Catalyst for the Hybridization of Fleets

The 2025 CAFE rules will have a dramatic impact on the types of future vehicles in fleet operations. Currently, no OEM can meet the 2025 CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg, which will double the average EPA-rated fuel economy for all OEMs selling vehicles in the U.S. in less than two decades. Today, only a handful of models get 39 mpg or more. To achieve this standard, the government plans to incentivize the use of advanced technologies, such as hybrid powertrains and vehicle electrification.

First-Year Bonus Depreciation Increased to 100 Percent

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4853) was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 17, 2010. The legislation includes an extension of the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010's "bonus depreciation" allowance through the end of 2011, and increases that amount from 50 percent to100 percent. Here's what it means to fleets.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.