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The steady growth in freight transport by truck presents a challenge to efforts at reducing hazardous air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Though most countries have fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles, as of 2011 only Japan and the United States have set efficiency and GHG emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles.

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U.S. Tier 3 vehicle emissions and fuel quality standards, final rule
Provides an overview of the requirements of the final rule, discusses the handful of significant changes from the 2013 proposed rule, and summarizes the overall impacts.
Policy update
On-board diagnostics for heavy-duty vehicles: Considerations for Mexico
Overview of deployment schedule for OBD on HDVs for Europe and the U.S. and main technical features of these two advanced OBD programs.
Working paper
Tratamiento para los vehículos medianos bajo la NOM 044
Este documento se aclaran las diferencias en el proceso de certificación europeo y estadounidense para vehículos medianos y pesados y se dan recomendaciones para que la NOM-044 sea compatible con ambos esquemas normativos.
Working paper
 

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Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Diesel Vehicles
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Press roundup, March 2014
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[Press release] Cutting NOx emissions from ships: Feasibility of IMO Tier III implementation using SCR
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[Press release] New ICCT study: Reassessing global potential for energy from biomass
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From the ICCT Blogs

On the precautionary principle and heavy fuel oil in the Arctic
A spill in the Arctic of similar proportion to the one in the Houston Ship Channel in March would be catastrophic, given the limited response capabilities, the distances involved, and other factors. The time to address that risk is before one happens, not after.
Staff Blog
New thinking on natural gas trucks from the National Research Council
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 EPA and NHTSA have to follow the NRC's recommendation?
Staff Blog
The National Research Council weighs in on heavy truck trailers
And we’re glad to note that the report’s conclusions are congruent with ours.
Staff Blog

The Staff

Fanta Kamakaté
Fanta Kamakaté
Chief Program Officer
Nic Lutsey
Nic Lutsey
Program Director / US Co-Lead
Rachel Muncrief
Rachel Muncrief
Heavy-Duty Vehicles Lead
Benjamin Sharpe
Benjamin Sharpe
Senior Researcher / Canada Lead
David Vance Wagner
David Vance Wagner
Senior Researcher / China Co-Lead