Diesel engine makers will have new features for their work on roads and bridges in the year 2000, even if it is an off year for required changes in exhaust emission controls. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, issuer of exhaust emissions rules, appears to be planning tighter controls on big truck diesels by 2004 or 2007, other matters were making the news when this year's products were examined. Right at the top of 2000 changes were diets for weighty diesels and improvements in electronic controls for the engines. Both moves were viewed as high in customer appeal, because reduced weight cuts fuel consumption and better engine control can curb use at a time when gas prices seem to be rising steadily.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Kelley, K
  • Publication Date: 2000-5


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  • Accession Number: 00795615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 2000 12:00AM