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Trucking Industry Gets Green Push From EPA

Law360 (December 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Starting in 2010, heavy-duty engines in large trucks will be required to have an onboard emissions monitoring system to ensure that emission-control instruments function properly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced.

Although on-board diagnostic systems, or OBDs, have been required in passenger cars since the mid-1990s, the new regulation, signed into effect on Thursday, is the first of its kind for heavy-duty vehicles weighing more than 14,000 pounds.

“We believe that monitoring the emission-control system for proper operation is critical to ensure that new vehicles...
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