Spot Market Rates For Truckloads Near All-time Highs in August

Posted by Rypos on Oct 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Rates for truckloads reached all-time highs this August, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, the industry’s largest online marketplace for spot market freight. Van, refrigerated and flatbed rates increased month-over-month, and load-to-truck ratios rose in all three equipment types.

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Tags: Transportation, Infrastructure, Shipping

Rypos releases CARB Verified Diesel Particulate Filter for Carrier X4 models 7300 and 7500

Posted by Rypos on Oct 1, 2020 11:06:05 AM

FRANKLIN, Mass., Sept. 30, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RYPOS, Inc., developer, and manufacturer of advanced exhaust filtration systems that reduce particulate matter (PM) from diesel engines, is pleased to announce the release of an active, self-cleaning Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) for Carrier X4 models 7300 and 7500, 2013 and newer.

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Tags: Compliance, Transportation, Clean Diesel, CARB, TRU

Join Rypos for CARB's September 24th Virtual Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference

Posted by Bill Collins on Sep 18, 2020 4:44:22 PM

 

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Tags: Transportation, CARB, Regulation, TRU

U.S. Railroads Registered Intermodal Traffic Increase in August

Posted by Rypos on Sep 3, 2020 5:00:00 PM
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Tags: Transportation, Rail, intermodal

America’s Truckers - Our Nation's Newest First Responders

Posted by Rypos on Apr 30, 2020 5:08:25 PM
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Tags: Transportation, Infrastructure, COVID-19

Join Rypos for CARB's Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference

Posted by Bill Collins on Mar 11, 2020 4:00:00 PM

 

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RYPOS ULETRU Filters Successfully Applied to Carrier and Thermo King Seven-year Engine Transportation Refrigeration Unit Models

Posted by Rypos on Oct 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

FRANKLIN, Mass., Oct. 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RYPOS, Inc., developer, and manufacturer of advanced, exhaust filtration systems is pleased to announce the successful completion of the application engineering effort to fit their standard Ultra Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit Filter system to the CarrierX4 and Thermoking C650 series refrigeration units. These models use a less than 25 horsepower engine that has a seven-year emission compliance life in California. The application of the Rypos filter will extend their compliance to the end of life.

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Tags: Transportation, CARB, Regulation, TRU, Carrier, Thermoking

New Senate Bill SB210 Would Require Smog-Check Compliance for Big-Rig Diesels

Posted by Peter Bransfield on Feb 28, 2019 9:11:00 PM

Owners of older cars and light trucks in California have long known that smog certification is required every other year as a condition of vehicle registration. No certification, no registration. It’s been that way since 1984. Big rigs, unlike passenger vehicles, don’t have to pass state smog checks. Diesel trucks spew the major portion of oxides of nitrogen and diesel particulate matter into California’s air.

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Tags: Compliance, Transportation, California

Regulators Crack Down on Illegal Diesel Emissions-Control Equipment

Posted by Rypos on Nov 28, 2018 7:00:00 PM

California’s Air Resources Board fined a Chicago-based auto-parts dealer $294,000 in October for selling used filters, or DPFs, which are illegal in the state. That penalty follows a probe last year involving a repair shop in Fresno that was caught selling and installing illegal parts and sparked the ARB to investigate multiple other diesel repair shops in California’s Central Valley.

The Environmental Protection Agency began requiring new heavy-duty trucks to use DPFs in 2007. The filters can reduce particulate-matter emissions by as much as 90 percent.

A typical DPF installation costs $10,000 to $20,000 when purchased new. That’s one of the reasons why less costly used filters are becoming a problem for air regulators. Preowned filters often cost as little as $3,000 to $5,000, according to the Air Resources Board.

“We’re finding an increased number of fleets installing used DPFs,” said Heather Quiros, chief of the California ARB Diesel Programs Enforcement Branch.

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Tags: Transportation, Regulation, Emissions, Pollution

EPA Fines Two Major Fleets Over California Emissions Violations

Posted by Rypos on Nov 11, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Two of the nation’s largest fleets – Schneider (No. 8 on the CCJ Top 250) and Old Dominion Freight Line (No. 10) – have each settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay a combined $225,000 in penalties for violations of California Air Resources Board regulations.

According to EPA, the companies “failed to install particulate filters on some of their heavy-duty diesel trucks and failed to verify that trucks they hired for use in California complied with the state rule.” In addition to paying the fines, the companies will spend a combined $575,000 on air filtration systems at schools in the Los Angeles area.

California regulations require diesel trucks to meet 2010 engine emissions levels or use DPF systems to reduce emissions by 85 percent or more.

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Tags: Diesel Particulate Filter, Transportation, Regulation