Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) attended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement of the Cleaner Truck Initiative at the agency’s headquarters on Nov. 13. The announcement was attended by leaders of major North American truck OEMs, representatives from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), and government officials.
The initiative kicks off a process for the reduction of NOx and particulate emissions; specific goals will be made public in the coming months. DTNA strongly supports the EPA’s Initiative to streamline regulatory requirements and improve air quality, while maintaining a regulatory framework that encourages reliable, durable products with low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
“DTNA looks forward to working with the EPA on the Cleaner Truck Initiative,” said Sean Waters, director of regulatory compliance, who attended the event. “We are confident that the Cleaner Air Initiative will provide real world emission reductions, streamline certification and compliance, and continue to enable us to provide vehicles with the best TCO.”
Over the past 20 years, DTNA has demonstrated a strong commitment to the reduction of NOx and particulate emissions and has steadily reduced their NOx emissions by over 90% and particulate emissions by over 98%.