Exhaust from a diesel engine can be harmful to the environment and human health. So, to make the exhaust cleaner, manufacturers started adding an aftertreatment system to their trucks in 2007. This includes a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
It is important for fleet owners and drivers to know all of the taxes and regulations that apply to the commercial truck market. One of the important taxes to know about is the federal excise tax (FET). Let’s discuss how the FET applies to commercial trucks. Read the rest of this entry
When is the deadline for switching to electronic logging devices?
In December of 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new rules requiring the use of electronic logging devices throughout the commercial truck industry. The new rules set a two-year deadline to implement the switch. So when is the deadline for switching to electronic logging devices? Read the rest of this entry
The past summers saw the release of the latest round of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) greenhouse gas regulations. These new rules will seek to reduce carbon emissions while also improving fuel economy. So what vehicles will the Phase 2 greenhouse gas regulations impact? Read the rest of this entry
By Dana Dagen
Regional Service Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Being in the trucking industry, we are all more than aware of the headaches cold weather can create for drivers and maintenance managers alike. Most industry veterans are very familiar with the havoc that winter can cause for a truck’s fundamental components. However, many of us are not as comfortable with the newer technology of the engine and aftertreatment systems that are ever evolving. Read the rest of this entry