Although truck and bus operators contribute a small amount to the total U.S. air pollution picture, the Environmental Protection Agency and certain states have decreed they shall contribute even less. The targets of those decrees are medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines. The need to eliminate chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is likely to change refrigerated equipment design and manufacturing cost structures, if only slightly, but nobody yet knows exactly how. This article examines the scope of emissions issues that soon, if not already, will confront fleet operators with difficult choices in equipment purchasing and operations management strategies. The article is divided into four sections: (1) Regional and local stakes in emissions; (2) Engine technology outlook--'90 and '94; (3) Diesel smoke: new evidence of occupational risk; and (4) CFC substitutes impact on reefer equipment.

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    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00493587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM