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Will New GHC Rules Impact Diesel Rebuilders Down the Road?


In mid-June, a regulatory proposal for tighter greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel economy standards for heavy- and medium-duty trucks was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The long-anticipated vehicle and engine standards cover all types of trucks, including large pickups, vans and buses, for model years 2021 through 2027. In addition, the proposed rules incorporate the first efficiency standards for new trailers.

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In an article written by Seth Skydel and published in Fleet Equipment magazine, the proposed “Phase 2 GHG standards” will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption for tractors by as much as 24 percent in 2027 compared to 2018. The agencies added that the cost of new fuel saving technology in a 2027 model would be recovered in two years or less. In particular, the regulators said that a model year 2027 tractor would cost about $12,400 more and trailers as much as $1,230 more, than those made in 2017 when current standards expire.

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