We’ve talked about it before, and that’s the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules, otherwise known as GHG Phase 2. The question is, could we see GHG Phase 2 result in fleets re-embracing wide-base single tires? It’s quite likely the answer to that will be a resounding “Yes!” This is mainly due to their … Read moreCould We See A Renaissance In Wide-Based Single Tires Thanks to GHG Phase 2?
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
Sure, it’s hard to imagine a hybrid truck, but thanks to new technologies, times are a-changin’. While hybrid setups are complex and more expensive, here is still hope in the form of hybrid trailers. Not only they are comparatively simpler and cheaper, they quickly pay back their owners on initial investment. In fact, one group … Read moreAre Hybrid Electric Drive Tandems The Answer?
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