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  • U.S. EPA plans further NOx cuts

    November 14, 2018 7:23AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced plans to further cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from on-highway trucks and engines. Known as the Cleaner Truck Initiative, a proposed rule is to be published in early 2020.

  • Drivewyze to bring scale bypass to Ontario

    November 2, 2018 1:23PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Drivewyze has announced it’s bringing its weigh station bypass platform to Ontario. It will offer bypasses at 32 Ontario scales by the end of the year, the company told Trucknews.com at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference

  • OTA weighs in on new Drive Clean program

    November 2, 2018 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has given the province input on how its new Drive Clean program should look. It also wants incentives given to fleets who adopt low-emissions equipment. The Ontario government recently announced the cancellation

  • Natural gas truck sales down

    October 22, 2018 8:21AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Natural gas truck sales in the U.S. and Canada have declined 28% this year through August, according to a new report from ACT Research. They were up 13% in 2017. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail

  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • Electric medium-duty trucks a good fit for some applications: NACFE

    October 17, 2018 1:17PM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new Confidence Report on the viability of electric-powered medium-duty trucks found they are a “real solution, for some specific applications.” Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said during

  • Manitoba eliminates carbon tax from its climate and green plan

    October 3, 2018 4:55PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government has scrapped the carbon tax from its Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Premier Brian Pallister made the announcement today, saying, “We are standing up for Manitobans, by saying ‘yes’ to Manitoba’s green plan, and

  • News Technology

    OTA encouraged by potential emissions tampering crackdown

    October 1, 2018 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming government consultations on anti-tampering enforcement and environmental incentives. The province of Ontario recently announced a consultation process to redesign a heavy truck emissions control program, which will include stronger roadside

  • Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

    October 1, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry

  • News Equipment

    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 10:59AM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • ZF pledges to invest big bucks in electric and autonomous technologies

    September 19, 2018 9:15AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – ZF announced today at the IAA show that is planning to invest € 12 billion in e-mobility and autonomous driving in the next five years. According to Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ZF Freidrichshafen, modern-day logistics is at

  • Goodyear rolls out most fuel-efficient tire yet at IAA

    September 19, 2018 4:28AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Goodyear launched its first-ever full silica tread compound tire at the IAA truck show in Germany. The new tire, called Fuelmax Performance, is what Goodyear says is its most fuel-efficient tire to date. The tire has hit

  • News Equipment

    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 2:29PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

  • Diesel to retain dominance

    August 22, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Diesel won’t lose its place as the dominant fuel for commercial vehicles, even as alternative fuels and powertrain options become more viable. That was the message from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, when