February 23, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency has certified Daimler Trucks North America's complete portfolio of model year 2013 on-highway, vocational and medium-duty vehicles as fully compliant with the new greenhouse gas 2014 regulations. DTNA's GHG14 compliance was achieved one year ahead of the mandate for certification by the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's first-ever program to reduce heavy- and medium-duty truck GHG emissions. Under the new GHG14 regulations, trucks and buses built in 2014 through 2018 are projected to reduce oil consumption by 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas emissions by 270 million metric tons.NHTSA and EPA designed the GHG14 standards to address global climate change, as well as to improve fuel efficiency thereby reducing oil consumption. The agencies developed these rules in collaboration under their respective authorities: EPA designed the GHG standard under the Clean Air Act, and NHTSA included the fuel efficiency standard as a part of the Energy Independence and Security Act.DTNA's complete vehicle lineup is certified to the new GHG14 standard, led by the Freightliner Cascadia."DTNA is committed to working with EPA and NHTSA to address critical issues facing the United States such as greenhouse gas reduction, as well as dependence on foreign oil," says Martin Daum, president and CEO, DTNA. "Early compliance with GHG14 regulations is clear evidence of DTNA's strategic plan to demonstrate leadership in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions well in advance of any regulatory deadlines."