Environmental and energy issues are hot topics on Capitol Hill. What they'll mean for trucking is anyone's guess. But you can count on one thing: They will have an effect.
Federal emissions regulations have sent truck purchasing cycles on a roller coaster ride that has far-reaching effects.
Buyer incentives for new engines are going to be a tough sell with Washington legislators.
Diesel makers continue to squeeze pollutants from exhaust, with resulting complexity, higher prices and reliability problems.
Even a few gallons can mean big cleanup costs if you're not prepared.
Savvy fleets invest in green technologies.