Linn-Benton_id365
in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item


More than one-third of all medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to data from HIS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).

This means that 2.9 million of 8.8 million Class 3-8 trucks registered from 2007 through 2013 are near-zero emission vehicles. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the DTF, says the statistic is significant considering 95% of heavy-duty trucks are run by diesel.

In 2007, 9.4% had clean diesel engines - and for 2013, it was ar 33.5%. The biggest jump, with a 4.9% increase, was from 2012 to 2013. The lowest was from 2008 to 2009, with an increase of 3.0%.

States with the highest percentage of clean diesel trucks are Indiana (50.4%), Utah (45.4%) and Oklahoma (44.8%). However, Texas, California and Indiana lead for total number of clean diesel trucks.

Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2007/2010 heavy-duty engine and highway diesel fuel sulfur control requirements, beginning with the 2007 model year, 100% of the new on-road diesel trucks were required to meet the near-zero particulate emissions standards.

MSASafety_id377

Related Stories
NAFA id375
Gladstein_id[362]
WEH_id373
Agility_id363
ANGI_id347
Latest Top Stories

ATA Enters Legal Battle Against Oregon Clean Fuels Program

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has joined two other groups in suing the state of Oregon.


Obama Orders Federal Agencies to Cut Fleet Emissions

An executive order to reduce the federal government's environmental footprint includes provisions focused on agency vehicles.


PERC CEO Debunks County Exec's 'Whoppers' About Propane Autogas

The head of the Propane Education & Research Council addresses claims made by a county official who vetoed an autogas project.


Propane Autogas Tank Linked to Building Explosion

An explosion damaged a commercial building in Detroit, and a preliminary investigation has determined a propane autogas tank was involved.


Some Musings on the Genesis of Today's NGV Market

An expert takes a quick look back at how oil and gas companies helped propel the natural gas vehicle sector forward.

Cummins_id
ET Environmental_id238
CPI_id374
OPW Fueling_id358