The American Transportation Research Institute has made available the results of two trucking industry research initiatives:
ATRI’s fuel sample analysis found that, contrary to EPA’s anticipation of an energy loss, the mean energy content of the ULSD samples was slightly higher than the same-location non-ULSD samples (mean = +0.4%, p = 0.15). It also was determined through the laboratory analysis that ULSD’s emissions outputs were equivalent to several state “boutique” fuel samples that were included in the comparative research. A copy of the full report is available by clicking here.
ATRI’s research identified short-, mid- and long-term stakeholder action plans for better educating all drivers on the issue, exploring options for fixed location solutions and, in the long term, identifying and implementing vehicle-based solutions. A copy of the full report is available by clicking here.