Pollution from engine emissions has always been a concern as heavy duty trucks became the go to transportation option for freight and cargo shipments. In 2000, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the dangers emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses could cause and developed rules and regulations to limit them. These new standards were designed to cut the allowable levels of sulfur in diesel fuel by 97% by 2010. By 2007, all heavy-duty diesel trucks sold had to have particulate emissions levels of no more than 0.01 grams per brake horsepower hour.
Here in 2016 we are witnessing the results of these regulations. According to the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) more than 40% or about 4 million of the 9.5 million medium and large diesel trucks on the road have shifted over to newer technology clean diesel engines. These trucks have particulate emissions levels near zero, which is resulting in clean air benefits being felt all over the U.S. These new engines also are benefiting truckers by showing 3-5% improvements in fuel economy from the older style diesel engines.
The Rise of the New Clean Diesel Engines:
In Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas, more than 50% of all trucks boast the new recommended clean diesel engine technology. California and Oregon are close behind with growing numbers of newer diesel truck registrations. It is evident that the engine has achieved something almost impossible – it has satisfied the mandates of the Environment Protection Agency and has managed to incentivize its adoption through enhanced fuel efficiency. The future of emissions pollution control in the US looks bright.
Central Diesel is Proud to be Part of the Endeavour for a Cleaner US:
At Central Diesel we supply and repair clean tech diesel engines. Our highly experienced sales and service staff can help you find the solution to your diesel engine needs. Working with a variety of brands, we are factory authorized for numerous manufacturers. For more information on the clean tech diesel engine services we can offer you, contact us and be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.