New emissions regulations targeting large ocean-going ships could raise fuel prices for trucking fleets at the pump on dry land, says NACFE’s Dave Schaller.
Uptick in Fuel-Related Problems in Diesel Trucks
The EPA mandated the use of ULSD, effective June 1, 2006. Since then, there has been an uptick in reports of fuel-related problems, such as corrosion in storage tanks and dispensing systems, onboard vehicle fuel tank corrosion, clogged filters, and seal and gasket deterioration. What has the industry scratching its "collective head" is the chronological correlation between the uptick in fuel-related problems and the introduction of ULSD. Is there a connection between the two?