January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
by Jim Park, Equipment Editor
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Tags: Emissions, GHG14, GHG, MPG, Fuel Economy, Truckstops
I thank you for producing a simple to understand number for how much CO2 is in a gallon of diesel. I wonder if you could tell me where you got the number.Waste Logic Inc is a waste and recycling consulting company. We have made some recommendations to a client that will result in fewer trips to the landfill. We know the distance to the landfill and the type of engine (combination tractor heavy duty diesel) and the payload weights. We don’t know how to translate the fewer trips and lower mileage to fewer emissions.We require a ballpark factor to use to calculate for GHG and other emissions (particulate, NOx SOx) for heavy duty diesel engines such as transport semis. Our goal is to provide our client guidance on emissions avoided by reducing waste and the reducing truck traffic to haul waste.Can you contact me please.
“CASH for TRUCKERS”(An alternative to the Obama 2016 fuel efficiency standards.)Remember the cash for clunkers program! It claimed to boost sales of new autos, both foreign and domestic. Were the claims proven? In contrast, a “CASH for TRUCKERS” program can make a positive impact on the economy, jobs, energy, and environment. This can be a win, win, win, and win (win4 ) and here’s how!A $3 billion “CASH for TRUCKERS” program directed at fuel savings technology will reduce fuel use and associated emissions by 1.5 billion gallons in fuel each year saving $4.5 billion. The return on investment is 5000% greater than that claimed in cash for clunkers! Everyone wins by sharing the savings. A majority of the savings stays with the truckers to reduce cost, stimulate the economy, save jobs, clean up the environment and reinvest in “CASH for TRUCKERS”. The remaining savings is used to pay back the taxpayers and to fund energy saving R&D.
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