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View Diary: Pres. Obama's Truck Efficiency is a W6+ solution: Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win+ (27 comments)

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  •  As a Truck Technician I ask (3+ / 0-)

    Just how exactly will this be accomplished?

    There are very few owner operators not beholden to a major carrier through their leasing programs. These company trjcjs have their settings set as lean as emission* requirements will let them.

    *Running an engine lean actually increases emissions.

    •  Higher efficiency in new models (1+ / 0-)
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      The 2014-2018 heavy truck models are covered (for the first time) by fuel efficiency standards roughly comparable to CAFE (for light vehicles).

      This actually works better than CAFE since half of miles driven by heavy trucks are driven by the last 3 model years.  However 2014-2015 are voluntary compliance years to allow for lead time requirements.

      The President's announcement covers the second round of this, for which efficiency requirements will be released in 2016.

      How the mfg's are complying:

      The linked announcement also touts the voluntary adoption of aerodynamic retrofits by private 'partners' including some major carriers.

      Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

      by benamery21 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 04:25:29 PM PST

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