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It’s been over a week since the President announced his commitment to establishing standards for fuel efficiency,  greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and dependency on foreign oil.  The DOT and EPA have been directed to develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by March 2015 to increase Fuel Efficiency standards and GHG standards also calls for technological innovations and alternate fuels.

The announcement came at a time when fuel prices are on the rise, right now over $4/gal. What does this all mean to the trucking industry?  First, more mandates, something which many feel the industry is already inundated with.  Next, although the incentive to reduce fuel costs are more than welcomed, owner operators are already spending thousands of dollars on technologies for each truck, which at some point may become of little value should the mandate require new truck purchases before the investment of their trucks have proven profitable.  Not only that, but the cost of new trucks will most likely be significantly higher as manufacturers continue design to meet the anticipated required standards.

Join us tonight Thursday Feb 27 at 6PM ET as we discuss the reality of new fuel and GHG standards  announced by the President last week.  Will Owner Operators be able to survive and prosper? What can be expected by the NPRM of 2015 and how can the trucking industry influence the new rule?

Owner and COO of OnBoardOilTech

Owner and COO of OnBoardOilTech

Calling in tonight will be Anthony Evans, owner and COO of OnBoardOilTech, whose patent pending technology has saved truck owners thousands of dollars already by increasing fuel mileage, avoiding oil disposal liabilities, preserving engine life, and cleaning the environment.

Also calling in will be return guest to Truth About Trucking “Live”, Samuel Burlum, CEO/President/Chairman of Extreme Energy Solutions, a start-up company that develops, manufacturers, and markets emissions reduction/fuel efficiency technology for use in the transportation sector, as well as other eco-friendly green products
Mr. Burlum is also an investigative Reporter who author’s the column, The Green Lane, for The Alternative;

Samuel Burlum of Extreme Energy Solutions

Samuel Burlum,CEO/President/Chairman of Extreme Energy Solutions








Listen to the Show on the Player below or Click on the Link and Listen while joining the Chat Room.  Truth About Trucking “Live” on Blog Talk Radio

 Open Forum: Increase Fuel Efficiency Standards NPRM

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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