Truck, engine makers refine products to meet 2021 GHG emission standards

From Transport Topics.

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2016 finalized the Phase 2 standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency for model year 2021 heavy- and medium-duty trucks, no one had a crystal ball that could predict how the market would look four years down the road.

Nonetheless, truck and engine manufacturers were quietly confident they could come up with solutions that not only comply with the regulation but save carriers money through better fuel economy, improved vehicle uptime and reduced maintenance costs.

Since then, original equipment manufacturers and engine suppliers have found a variety of ways to meet the challenges posed by the 2021 standards.

“The OEMs I’m using have done a really good job,” said Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance for USA Truck and former chairman of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council.

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