Low-NOx Proposed Rule —Emissions Control and Warranty Impact Survey Report
ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) was requested by the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Energy & Environmental Affairs Department to survey its fleet members regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently proposed low-NOx rule for new trucks (Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Ve- hicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards Proposed Rule). The results of this survey will be used to support ATA’s comments regarding how fleets may be affected due to expected increases in the cost of heavy-duty vehicles by requiring emissions control technologies capable of controlling NOx emissions at lower levels than are currently permitted, as well as mandating the purchase of longer warranties for emissions control technologies by the initial purchaser. The survey cohort of 26 motor carriers, representing a operational cross section of the industry, from small to very large fleets, provided the responses to the questions presented in the survey. The summarized results are presented in the attached PDF report.