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  • NOx emissions rules to tap into Canadian research

    February 18, 2020 11:14AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada largely adopts vehicle emissions standards established in the U.S., but a future round of rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be drawing on some decidedly Canadian research. About a year ago, Environment and

  • How far should Ontario’s emissions crackdown go?

    January 10, 2020 4:09PM by John G. Smith

    Cleaner air comes with a price tag. It’s paid every time equipment evolves in the name of controlling emissions. A tighter focus on particulate matter gave us diesel particulate filters. When regulators squeezed the allowable levels of NOx, we saw the widespread introduction of exhaust gas recirculation and diesel exhaust fluid. The current push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to the rollout of everything from new oil categories to aerodynamic refinements and lighter components. Even battery-electric and hydrogen-electric trucks are now on the horizon.

  • Regulators look to further reduce NOx in truck exhaust

    January 7, 2020 9:17AM by John G. Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to further reduce the NOx produced by heavy trucks – particularly under low-load conditions when the vehicles are idling, moving slowly, or in stop-and-go traffic. Details of the regulatory

  • Ontario moves to restrict emissions tampering

    December 3, 2019 1:20PM by John G Smith

    NORTH YORK, Ont. — The Ontario Government has officially launched plans to align the testing of emissions control systems with Periodic Mandatory Commercial Vehicle Inspection requirements, beginning June 2021. The annual requirements will begin when a vehicle is first registered