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March 5, 2009

Volvo 2010 Emissions Standards Add Nearly $10,000. To Truck Stickers

Volvo 2010 Emissions Standards Add Nearly $10,000. To Truck Stickers
One of my sources posted this today to their site and I wanted to share it with you all.

Volvo 2010 Emissions Standards Add Nearly $10,000. To Truck Stickers
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Tue Mar 3, 2009 9:09 pm (PST)

Volvo: 2010 emissions standards add nearly $10,000 to truck stickers

With the rollout of 2010 engines nearing, Volvo Trucks North America became
the first OEM to announce its new pricing structure for the EPA compliant
Volvo Trucks says its diesel trucks equipped with engines that meet the EPA’
s 2010 standards will come with a $9,600 surcharge.
The surcharge will apply to new trucks built with Volvo D11, D13 and D16
engines, as well as those with the Cummins ISX. All of the engines will be
equipped with SCR aftertreatment. The new technology also includes the development
of advanced onboard diagnostics systems required by the new emissions

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New US entry ID required June 1-Do you have the proper ID?

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More paperwork and documents needed for air travel.

Posted by: “PC”
New US entry ID required June 1
Mar 2, 2009
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On June 1, 2009, all travelers entering the United States will be required to present a single document denoting both citizenship and identity.

According to information from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), many cross-border travelers already have the necessary documents such as a passport, passport card or a trusted traveler card (NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST), or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) currently issued by the states of Washington, New York, and Vermont and the Province of British Columbia. The State of Michigan and additional Canadian provinces will be issuing EDLs in the coming months.

The document requirement already is in place for all air travelers, and applies to travelers entering the United States who were previously exempt, including citizens of the US, Canada, and Bermuda.

The requirement is part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative prompted by security concerns following the terrorists attacks on the United States in 2001.

DHS announced recently that all statutory criteria required by the initiative have been met so that the program implementation can begin June 1.


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