Engine makers discuss meeting challenges of new fuel economy standards

Commercial Carrier Journal
June 15, 2012

At the Great West Fleet Executive Conference, representatives from four engine manufacturers updated attendees on upcoming changes to engine technology in the coming years. “Our industry is quick to adapt to change,” says Glen Kedzie, vice president of energy and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Associations and panel moderator. Kedzie went on to say the industry will deal with “low-hanging fruit” to meet the first round of changes under the new fuel economy standard that begins in 2014. He says the challenge will be meeting the second round of standards by 2018.

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