White Paper Released on Phase II GHG Standards
SAVANNAH, GA – (January 7, 2015) Great Dane has created a white paper authored by the company's Vice President of Design and Development, Charles Fetz, that will help inform readers as to what trailer industry customers need to know about the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Phase II Greenhouse Gas Standards. The white paper includes a reader survey enabling trailer owners to share their thoughts with the EPA and the DOT's National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), as they seek industry input in shaping regulations.
In the white paper, Fetz notes that "While these proposed rules may open new opportunities for making tractor trailers as efficient as possible—a shared goal by government and the trucking industry—additional performance regulations have the potential to open a whole host of complexities and potential issues that the government regulators need help in identifying and understanding."
Many of the concerns Fetz identifies center around "the difficulty of creating a regulation for an industry where a high degree of customer-specified customization and critical variations in product configurations and specifications are the norm.
Great Dane is the leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned branches, full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and used trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.