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Why (Run on) Less is more…

“Run on Less” is more than just a catchy slogan or fancy new report. What is Run on Less? It’s a first-of-its-kind event in which several trucking fleets are showcasing highly efficient tractor-...A first-of-its-kind event in which several trucking fleets are showcasing highly efficient tractor-trailers in real-world operations, to culminate at the North American Commercial Vehicle inaugural...
Published 2017.09.05: Blog Post

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for model year 2018-2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On August 16, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse...
Published 2016.08.25: Publication

Truck trailers in the U.S.: Leading from behind

So Tuesday was a really big deal for commercial trailers in the U.S. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM)...With the Phase 2 regulation, trailers in the U.S. become the first in the world to be regulated based on their impact on fuel efficiency and carbon emissions. 
Published 2016.08.18: Blog Post

A big win-win on big trucks

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the final rulemaking (FRM) for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas...The final Phase 2 rule is estimated to result in 1.1 billion tons of CO2 reduction over the regulated vehicles’ lifetimes and is considered to be the most comprehensive and technically ambitious...
Published 2016.08.16: Blog Post

Is there an e-Autobahn in our future?

In the small town of Templin, Germany one hour north of Berlin, on the site of an old Soviet airfield, Siemens engineers are hard at work on what could be the future of low-carbon freight transport....How will the heavy duty vehicle sector achieve decarbonization in the long term? Perhaps a new technology being developed by Siemens will be part of the answer.
Published 2015.09.25: Blog Post

U.S. efficiency and greenhouse gas emission regulations for MY 2018–2027 heavy-duty vehicles, engines, and trailers

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed new standards to reduce the fuel consumption and greenhouse gas...
Published 2015.06.25: Publication

5 numbers you need to know about the proposed U.S. truck efficiency rule

Today the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for heavy-duty vehicle fuel-efficiency and...It's a complex proposal, and will take some time to fully digest, but some of the highlights regarding the complexity, the technology improvements, and the benefits are immediately clear. Here is the...
Published 2015.06.19: Blog Post

Arctic shipping, one-hit-wonder?

The 2015 Arctic shipping season is just around the corner. A fairly lackluster 2014 season left some wondering if all the excitement about the Arctic becoming the shipping route of the next century...Despite the fairly lackluster 2014 shipping season and uncertainty on what’s in store for the 2015 season, every indication points to increased activity in the Arctic, and we need to do more to...
Published 2015.06.04: Blog Post

Air pollution from marine vessels in the U.S. High Arctic in 2025

Marine vessels are a significant source of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, including CO2, NOX, SOX, particulate matter, and black carbon, which impact local air quality, human health, and...
Published 2015.01.30: Publication

Green Freight at the UNSG Climate Summit next week

At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in New York City September 23, countries, cities, non-state organizations and private-sector entities will commit to scale up actions to mitigate short-...
Published 2014.09.15: News

Europe’s global leadership on vehicle emission standards at risk in the truck sector

While most of the world follows Europe’s conventional pollution emission standards, and pays great attention to Europe’s CO2 standards for passenger vehicles, Europe has been surprisingly slow to act...Most of the world follows Europe’s conventional pollution emission standards, and pays great attention to its CO2 standards for passenger vehicles. But Europe's lack of an HDV efficiency standard may...
Published 2014.07.03: Blog Post

[Press release] Public-private “SuperTruck” effort demonstrating 50% vehicle-efficiency gains in U.S. heavy truck fleet

Interim progress reported by four truck industry consortia participating in the DoE-sponsored R&D program shows that industry is on track toward efficiency goals—putting 10+ mpg average tractor-...
Published 2014.06.10: News

The U.S. SuperTruck Program: Expediting development of advanced HDV efficiency technologies

Heavy-duty vehicles constitute the largest or second largest source of transport-sector carbon emissions in every major economy around the world. The fuel use of these vehicles, and hence their...
Published 2014.06.10: Publication

New thinking on natural gas trucks from the National Research Council

In case you missed it, the National Research Council just weighed in on a few hot items related to the in-development “Phase II” heavy-duty vehicle efficiency standards for 2019+ trucks. The NRC is...The NRC report's call for natural gas-specific vehicle standards seems to have no precedent globally in any vehicle greenhouse gas emission or efficiency regulation. Pragmatically, what options would...
Published 2014.04.09: Blog Post

The National Research Council weighs in on heavy truck trailers

Last Thursday, the National Research Council published its interim report on technologies and strategies for reducing the fuel consumption and greenhouse gases (GHGs) from heavy-duty vehicles in the...And we’re glad to note that the report’s conclusions are congruent with ours.
Published 2014.04.09: Blog Post

Leadership for real at the North American Leaders Summit

Yesterday, the three political leaders of North America, President Peña Nieto, President Obama, and Prime Minister Harper, met to discuss ways in which their countries could work better together. One...The alignment of heavy-duty vehicle policies agreed to by North America's three political leaders could result in one of the cleanest, most efficient regional truck freight networks in the world.
Published 2014.02.20: Blog Post

Bring on the high(er) efficiency trucks

Well, the last month has been a nice little run on the heavy-duty vehicle efficiency front in the U.S. In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared that he’d build on the success of...President Obama has officially kicked off the work of developing the next U.S. heavy-duty vehicle efficiency standards. A handful of critical technical-regulatory topic areas will essentially define...
Published 2014.02.19: Blog Post

Integrating trailers into the U.S. Phase 2 HDV efficiency rule

This paper, “Recommendations for regulatory design, testing, and certification for integrating trailers into the Phase 2 U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulation,”...
Published 2014.02.18: Publication

Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving trailer technologies

This study, “Costs and adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the North American on-road freight sector,” is the outcome of a 2013 collaboration between the ICCT and the North...
Published 2014.02.18: Publication

CCAC Green Freight Call to Action

The High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) met in Warsaw on November 21, one of the events during the recently concluded COP19....
Published 2013.12.05: News

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