VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–– (Marketwired – Aug. 5, 2016) – Environmental requirements that came into impact today for container trucks serving the Port of Vancouver will have an instant effect on air quality and public health in the densely populated Lower Mainland. Reliable August 1, all trucks registered in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s Truck Licensing System are necessaried to have either a diesel oxidation catalyst or diesel particle fiLTEr set up in order to access to port facilities. There are presently around 1,750 trucks performing around 30,000 container trips weekly along truck routes in the region and most trucks in the system are already compliant. To satisfy the longstanding requirements and preserve port access, trucking companies and independent owner-operators must supply verification of their truck engine age or proof that retrofits have been made to older trucks. Since the August 1 due date, around 100 trucks that remained in the Truck Licensing System are not permitted to access port facilities as of today. “The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has a number of programs to lower emISSions and improve local air quality,” stated Peter Xotta, Vice President, Preparation and Operations at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “Modernizing the port’s truck fleet is simply one way we are adding to efforts that address environment modification and safeguard the health of local residents.” The setup of diesel oxidation drivers on trucks with 2006 design engines or older will minimize emissions of diesel particle matter, a recognized human carcinogen as specified by the World Health Company, by roughly 20 percent. Truck engines developed from 2007 onwards with diesel particulate filters produce 90 percent less diesel particle matter than older engines, while trucks developed from 2010 onwards are known to produce 20 times less nitrogen oxide, an essential element of smog, th …
< a href=https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.satprnews.com/2016/08/06/environmental-standards-for-port-bound-container-trucks-reduce-emissions-and-improve-public-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmY0NTliZDk5ZjU4MDdmNjg6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEutH_DwwoqHfs-jxZxZe9Phb7DVw target="_ blank
Exactly what Is Telsa’s Path To Truck & Bus Domination?August 6th, 2016 by Michael Barnard Tesla’s “Master Plan, Part Deux” invests a big portion of its content on much heavier transport, specifically freight and buses. Tesla is a wisely incrementalist company which is extremely data driven, so how is this likely to play out? The first cut that’s essential is about pickups in The United States and Canada vs everything else that Tesla may do. Pickup truck drivers in North America are one of the most devotedly brand-oriented, styling-cue-oriented, nostalgia-oriented, and ICE-oriented groups I can think of. It’s type of strange when you believe that pickups are utility cars, but these are iconic energy cars. The Ford F-150 is so dominant in the U.S.A and Canada, that its position as market leader is determined in years. “Model-wise, the Ford F-Series is easily headed towards a 35th consecutive year at # 1, which would mean 40 years in a row as the best-selling pickup in the United States” It’s as popular with a specific class of North Americans as the Toyota Hilux is with terrorists. The U.S.A has this weird sub-culture of rolling coal. It’s about 99.9% pickup motorists as far as I can inform, who terribly detune their diesel motor so that they intentionally discharge big volumes of black smoke, particularly when being followed by anything which they consider a signifier of a green lifestyle: Priuses, electrical automobiles, bicycles, etc. They are a toxic, nasty sub-group, however the point is that they are clearly part of the pickup culture and might only have grown out of it. The variety of pickup trucks acquired is significantly out of line with the really necessaried number of utility automobiles of this class. The variety of pickup with low-profile tires and blemish-free paint tasks in every city in North America is indicative of exactly what this class of automobiles really is. This is a macho culture which has roots in cowboy mythology and oil & gas roughneck blue collar employees. So, will a Tesla consumer pickup do w.
See all stories on this topic