Earlier this month the White House, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration put out their final “Phase 2” rules for greenhouse gas/fuel economy for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles. The rules are set to cover all semi-trucks, vans and large pickup trucks. They will also govern buses and work trucks … Read morePotential Reactions to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 Rules
Consider that 20 years ago we were using tires that today wouldn’t come close to making the grade. The stark evolution in trucking has been nothing short of amazing. In the 90s, tread designs had stagnated. There were basically two designs – rib or block. Today, tread designs are far more complex and sophisticated. You … Read moreThe Latest News On Truck Tire Treads
In the last five years it’s likely you’ve seen an explosion of trailers sporting side skirts and tail fairings. In large part, the vast increase is a result of regulatory changes in the state of California. While there was some hand-flapping when it was introduced by the California Air Resources Board in 2009, it didn’t … Read moreHave You Heard Of The California-Compliant Trailer For Trucking?
As the administration continues to focus on efforts to combat climate change, President Obama has added emission rules for big-rigs to the agenda. Some time ago, the president gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the go-ahead to develop new rules designed to improve fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty trucks. Now the industry … Read moreTrucking Braces for New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
The environment is back in the news this week as the new Republican majorities in the house and senate seek to undo what they can of President Obama’s environmental agenda. The most recent battleground has been around coal fired power plants. Will the fuel efficiency standard be next? A Complicated Relationship The trucking industry and … Read moreWhat’s Next for the Fuel Efficiency Standard?