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January 29, 2007 8:15 AM, EST

E&MU: Coping With ’07 Emission Systems

An Early Look From Two Leasing Companies
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The maintenance managers of two vehicle leasing companies expect few problems in their shops as the truck-operating industry shifts to the next generation of lower-emission diesel engines.Their views do not mean, however, that there will not be any changes in maintenance procedures, once a fleet buys equipment from the 2007 model year. But so far, neither of these managers has been alarmed by his experience with the equipment.Ty Cross, vice president of maintenance for Ryder System, said his company has been testing pre-release ’07-compliant vehicles since early 2006. The manufacturers provided these models to enable Ryder to become familiar with the new engines and to supply feedback on their performance.For the full story, see the January/Feburary 2007 issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update, a supplement to the Jan. 22 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.