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United States EPA holds trucking company responsible for failure to install emissions controls on its …

Release Date: 10/08/2015 Contact Info: Monica Lee, lee.monica@epa.gov, 415-972-3165 (10/08/15) First Federal enforcement of California’s Truck and Bus Policy SAN FRANCISCO—— Today, the united state Epa announced that Estes Express Lines will certainly pay a $100,000 charge for violations of the California Truck and Bus Regulation, for failing to set up particulate filters on 73 of its heavy-duty diesel trucks (15 % of its California fleet). In California, mobile sources of diesel emissions, such as trucks and building equipment, are one of the largest sources of fine particulates. About 625,000 trucks operating in California are registered outside of the state, numerous are older designs producing particulates and nitrogen oxides (NOx). The California truck guidelines are the very first of their kind in the country and will avoid an estimated 3,500 deaths in California between 2010 – – 2025. The California Truck and Bus Policy was embraced into federal Clean Air Act strategy requirements in 2012 and use to privately-owned diesel trucks and buses. The rule also needs any trucking business to ensure their subcontractors are only using certified trucks, and requires business to update their cars to fulfill specific NOx and PM2.5 performance requirements in California. Durable diesel trucks in California need to fulfill 2010 engine emissions levels or utilize diesel particulate filters, which can reduce the emissions of diesel particulate into the environment by 85 % or more. “Trucks are the largest sources of air pollution in California, and the state has the worst air quality in the nation,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “EPA’s enforcement efforts are targeted at guaranteeing all truck fleets operating in California are in compliance with pollution laws.” “ARB’s partnership to implement our clean truck and bus policy with our partners at EPA is extremely impor …
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Toyota ready to assist probe over ISIL truck fleet

Fleets of Toyota trucks are a typical function of ISIL propaganda videos from Syria, Iraq and Libya– lots of converted into quick moving heavy weapon …
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