Christopher Goodfellow - 9 June 2010
Freight transportation company Western Express delayed its purchase of 900 new tractors until the release of EPA2010 models to take advantage of the fuel efficiencies and environmental benefits they offered.
Wayne Wise, chief executive officer and president of Western Express, said: "This continues our commitment to going green, reducing our carbon footprint and the EPA SmartWay program. We delayed our purchase of new tractors in anticipation of this new technology."
Freightliner Cascadia tractors are equipped with Detroit Diesel's BlueTec emissions technology, requiring Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to achieve fuel efficiencies.
Western Express is headquartered in Nashville, TN, and provides dry van, flatbed, dedicated and brokerage truckload transportation services.
Christopher Goodfellow - 1 November 2012
Truck manufacturer Volvo has said that it is confident of meeting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) target of reducing vehicle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 23% by 2017, but will look to achieve this away from the EPA's suggested method. Bill Dawson, Senior Vice President at Volvo, was speaking at the Diesel Emissions...
Christopher Goodfellow - 30 October 2012
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Christopher Goodfellow - 12 June 2012
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