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Cummins Unveils Fuel-Agnostic ICE strategy

February 17, 2022Beginning in 2024, Cummins will apply fuel-agnostic technologies across its X, L, and B-Series engine platforms.

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Army Details Plans to Hit Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

February 9, 2022The United States Army released its climate strategy report today, outlining ambitious renewable energy and decarbonization goals for the service to reach net-zero emissions in all of the Army’s procurements by 2050.

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DHL Signs 3-Year Deal for 33 Million Liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

February 9, 2022DHL Global Forwarding, an air and ocean freight division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, on Tuesday signed a three-year agreement with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo for the purchase of 33 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel.

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California Leads, States Follow on Zero-Emission Rules for MD, HD Trucks

February 8, 2022After the California Air Resources Board passed the ACT Regulation in 2020, five more states are following suit and adopting zero-emission regulations of their own.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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Georgia Power Plans to Double Renewables, Ditch All Coal

February 1, 2022Southern Co.’s Georgia Power utility announced a plan yesterday to double its renewable energy footprint by 2035 as it maps out a path to close the rest of its coal fleet in that time.

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GNA Welcomes New Partners to Lead Firm’s Future

January 31, 2022GNA, a leading firm for clean transportation consulting, marketing and communications, and event production, recently promoted six of its top division leaders to partners in the firm

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)

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Trailer GHG Ruling Muted By California Rules, Industry’s Direction

January 31, 2022A D.C. court of appeals ruling exempts trailers from federal greenhouse gas and fuel-­efficiency rules, but California mandates will create the same technology standards for many fleets, while others are adopting the technology because of the economic case for it.

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New Diesel Emissions Regs Mean New Engine Oil Category

January 26, 2022The American Petroleum Institute’s Lubricants Group has established a New Category Development Team to launch the test-development phase of what will be a pair of new API diesel engine oil categories.

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Old Dominion Freight Line Makes Progress on Emissions

January 25, 2022Old Dominion Freight Line’s first environmental, social and governance report shows emissions-reduction progress and includes sustainability data from 2018 to 2020.

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Thermo King to Decarbonize Refrigerated Fleets by Almost 50%

January 13, 2022By changing over from R-404A refrigerant to the more eco-friendly R-452A in its trucks and trailers, Thermo King estimates an annual reduction of about 650,000 metric tons of CO2e.

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Circularity Factors Big in Goodyear’s ‘Sustainable’ Tires

January 11, 2022Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recently unveiled a demonstration tire that is made of 70% sustainable materials, with a goal is to reach 100% by 2030.

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How DTNA Created the SuperTruck with the Customer in Mind

January 11, 2022Through engineering and design, Daimler Truck North America worked to develop a more efficient and sleek truck that also meets the customer’s needs.

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Biden Boosts Fuel Economy Standards to Fight Climate Change

December 21, 2021In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases.

via Transport Topics

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Onboard Diagnostics Critical to New California Smog Tests

December 15, 2021CARB will require twice-per-year emission inspections for heavy-duty trucks and buses by 2024. Fleets say properly functioning diagnostics will be key to passing these tests.

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ACT Expo 2022 Opens Registration

December 14, 2021ACT Expo, North America's largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, returns to the Long Beach Convention Center May 9-12, 2022.

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CARB Passes Smog Check Regulation for Trucks, Buses

December 13, 2021The California Air Resources Board approved a regulation that would require some medium- and heavy-duty trucks and bus owners to inspect their vehicles’ emissions control systems twice a year.

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