Daimler Trucks Compliant with 2014 Greenhouse Gas Regs
PORTLAND, OR. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations.
Under the new GHG14 regulations, trucks and buses built in 2014 through 2018 are projected to reduce oil consumption by 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons.
DTNA's GHG14 compliance has come in one full year ahead of the deadline for certification by the EPA and the Department of Transportation’s Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) first-ever program to reduce heavy and medium-duty truck greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Martin Daum, president and CEO, DTNA, said that the company's early compliance with GHG14 regulations is part of their strategic plan to demonstrate DTNA's leadership in fuel efficiency and commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions and dependence on foreign oil.
“This achievement is unmatched in the commercial vehicle industry," said Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing, DTNA "and we are proud to be pacing the industry in technologies that not only reduce greenhouse emissions, but also improve fuel economy for our customers.”