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California to benefit from new truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas rules

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California, with one of the largest medium and heavy-duty fleets in the US, stands to benefit from the federal government's proposed truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction rules, according to Diesel Technology Forum.

Tom Fulks, Diesel Technology Forum, said to the US Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: “In California today there are 120 429 model year 2010-2014 heavy duty (class 3-8) trucks in operation, making California number three nationwide in terms of total number of new technology diesel engines on the road. The benefits from these new technology clean diesel engines in Class 3-8 commercial vehicles in the state have eliminated 120 000 t of NOx and 580 000 t of carbon dioxide and saved 1.4 billion bbl of crude oil between 2010 and 2014, according to our most recent research.”

Fulks added that in order for the proposed fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction plan for medium and heavy duty trucks be achievable and successful: “It's imperative that the programme be uniform to all 50 states – including California – and that it be fuel neutral and not favour one technology over other proven technologies.”

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