Fleet Owner Is Presenting Ryder-Sponsored Webinar on September 23
As Deadline for Input on Greenhouse Truck & Bus Rule Is Now October 1
Concerned about the federal government’s new greenhouse gas emissions regulations affecting medium- and heavy-duty vehicles?
“Battle lines are already being drawn,” says Fleet Owner: “Environmentalists are concerned that the rules do not go far enough while trucking is worried that the rules will boost up-front equipment costs and increase complexity without delivering on the envisioned fuel-savings benefits.”
“This time around, however, there are reasons to be at least cautiously optimistic that fleets will realize a return on their investment.”
Whys and Wherefores
With sponsorship by Ryder, Fleet Owner will hold a free webinar on the pending regulations at 11:00am Pacific / 2:00pm Eastern time on Wednesday, September 23.
The scheduled speakers are Michael Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), who heads the Carbon War Room’s Trucking Efficiency operation, and Matthew Spears, center director for heavy-duty diesel standards at the U.S. EPA.
Ryder global fuel products director Chris Nordh will offer welcoming remarks.
Ultimately, the Agencies Say, It Will All Save Money
EPA and NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, made their proposal to reduce carbon emissions and slash fuel consumption in June (F&F, June 23). The agencies said that the regulation is projected to save vehicle owners “about $170 billion in fuel costs over the lifetime of the vehicles sold in the regulatory timeframe” – through 2027 – and that “the buyer of a new long-haul truck in 2027 would recoup the extra cost of the technology in under two years through fuel savings.”
The agencies held public hearings on the pending regulation in Chicago on August 6 and in Long Beach, California, on August 18.
EPA and NHTSA have (again) extended the comment period, this time until October 1.
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Source: Fleet Owner with Fleets & Fuels follow-up