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VEHICLES | ON THE COVER

What's next in

FEDERAL VEHICLE
EMISSIONS STANDARDS?
An overview of current federal regulations and a look at where
the industry could be headed in the not-so-distant future.
By Erica Schueller

W

[ EMISSIONS & FUEL EFFICIENCY ]
hile heavy duty commercial vehicles make up only 5 percent of the vehicles
on today's U.S. roads, they account for nearly 20 percent of greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions from all classes of on-highway vehicles, according to
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is one of the reasons
the U.S. government has looked to regulate the amount of GHG emissions
and continues to pursue ever-stringent standards.

A bit of history

All vehicle emissions standards, including on-highway heavy duty truck emissions, stem back to
the U.S. EPA's Clean Air Act. Originally passed in 1963, the Clean Air Act is an environmental federal
law that regulates GHG emissions to control air pollution. This includes standalone polluters such as power plants
as well as any vehicle on the road today, passenger car through heavy duty truck.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. EPA created and maintained emissions standards and created certification requirements for vehicles and engines. A 1997 ruling, which impacted model year 2004 and newer trucks,
regulated the levels of emissions produced from the combustion of fuels, including nitrogen oxide (NOx), hydro-

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Fleet Maintenance

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fleet Maintenance

Vehicles: What's Next in Federal Vehicle Emissions Standards?
In the Bay: Technician Tool Support
Shop Operations: State of the Industry
Taking the Extra Step to Prevent Wheel-offs
Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
Time to Multitask
Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Tool Review
Products
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Fleet Maintenance - Taking the Extra Step to Prevent Wheel-offs
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Fleet Maintenance - Planning Ahead for Vehicle Cybersecurity Threats
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Fleet Maintenance - Management: How Do You Know When to Replace a Vehicle?
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Fleet Maintenance - Economic Outlook: Won't Get Fooled Again
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Fleet Maintenance - Letter from the Editor: Real-world Views on Parts, Service, and Operations
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Fleet Maintenance - Tools & Equipment
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Fleet Maintenance - Classifieds
Fleet Maintenance - Guest Editorial: Moisture in Trailer Brakes is Not Just a Nuisance
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Fleet Maintenance - Hand & Specialty Tools Supplement
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Fleet Maintenance - Specialty Hand Tools: The Problem Solvers
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Fleet Maintenance - Time to Multitask
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Fleet Maintenance - Get a Hold on Hand Tool Safety
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Fleet Maintenance - Electric Vehicle Tool Set
Fleet Maintenance - Tool Review
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Fleet Maintenance - Products
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