A new study that evaluates several approaches to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles over the next decade finds considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology—particularly when using renewable biofuels—as compared to an electrification strategy. Trucks operating in 10 Northeastern states (Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont)…Read More
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Cummins President, COO Rumsey succeeds CEO Linebarger
Cummins Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey succeeds CEO Tom Linebarger this month, becoming the first woman and seventh individual to hold the title since the engine manufacturer’s 1919 founding. A 30-year Cummins veteran, Linebarger will continue to serve as chairman of the board and in an executive chairman role, working with Rumsey on initiatives that include completing…Read More
Group enlightens EPA on new diesel engines’ indispensable role in cleaner air
During the first of three hearings on updated national air quality standards for ground-level ozone, Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer told U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials that new engine technology and accelerated upgrades to existing vehicles and equipment will be important in meeting future thresholds. EPA has proposed to strengthen ozone standards to a level within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion to further reduce national air quality issues, while also taking comments on a level as low as 60 ppb.