EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly released the finalized greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

The vehicle and engine performance standards cover model years 2021-2027 for semi-trucks, large pickup trucks, vans, and all types and sizes of buses and work trucks and model years 2018-2027 for box vans, flatbeds, tankers, and container chassis. The finalized standards will result in significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions and fuel efficiency improvements for these vehicles.

National Pharmacy and Grocery Chain Albertsons is Increasing Biodiesel Use in Their Fleet

August 16 - IH 1

Albertsons will recycle used cooking oil from their stores to partially fuel their fleet, thereby reducing the company’s carbon footprint of the Albertsons Company, which includes Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, and Pavilion grocery and pharmacy stores, offices, facilities and distribution centers. In 2015 alone, Albertsons collected more than 481,000 gallons of used cooking oil from company-owned stores.

Ryder Natural Gas Fleet First to Pass 100 Million Miles

August 16 - IH 2

Ryder System, Inc. announced that its fleet has become the first U.S. fleet to surpass 100 million miles of driving with natural gas. By reducing emissions and fuel consumption, Ryder is working to positively impact consumers, the economy, and society and to fulfill its responsibility to the environment and the communities where its employees live.

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital during Pulmonary Embolism

August 16 - IH 3

A Tesla owner survived a pulmonary embolism while driving his Tesla X home from work thanks to his car’s autopilot feature. The car was able to find the road to the hospital, and the driver was able to check himself into the emergency room. The driver was treated and survived. Doctors told him that he was lucky to be alive.

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