The price for breathing easy

Sauer, Bruce
December 2006
Trailer / Body Builders;Dec2006, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
The author looks at the implications of the regulation on diesel exhaust proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the trucking industry in 2007. He asserts that in spite of the fact that the rule will reduce the amount of soot and nitrous oxides that will go into the atmosphere, the purchase price of a new diesel-powered truck will increase. In addition, the author believes that fleets may also spend more on fuel to operate new engines and there will also be an increase in fleet maintenance costs.


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