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Shred Tech Announces Preparations for New EPA Standards

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a program in January 2001, to drastically reduce environmentally harmful pollution from diesel trucks and buses. As part of that ongoing program, any engine built after January 1, 2007, must conform to the latest phase of the EPA guidelines for reducing harmful emissions by more than 90%.

To assist in reaching these goals, all refiners of diesel fuel recently started producing and distributing ultra-low sulphur diesel. The 2007 mandate requires that ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel be available at retail stations by September 1, 2006.

According to Shred Tech, the engine manufacturers are suggesting that a $4,000-$6,000 price increase will result on each 2007 engine, as well as a decline in fuel efficiency and higher operating costs. The engine manufacturers are reporting strong sales of their remaining 2006 production models.

In anticipation of the price increase and shortages that will result from the new EPA standards, the firm has announced that it has secured enough 2006 chassis inventory to allow for uninterrupted production until May 2007. The company also reports that many of its fleet customers are already reserving these chassis in anticipation of growth.

For more information or to contact Shred Tech, please simply click on their banner advertisement in the right margin of this publication, or call (800) 465-3214.