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?
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 Press.com;
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