Heavy-duty diesels deliver climate benefits along with freight

The future for diesel technologies in freight transportation is bright, even as new fuels and technologies enter the marketplace, thanks to diesel’s improving efficiency, even lower emissions, advanced biofuel capabilities and unique combination of value for moving freight. 

This is the insight shared by Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, who spoke on a panel May 22 at Fuels2019, the annual meeting of the Fuels Institute. Schaeffer noted the continued overall dominant role of diesel technology in commercial trucking applications, and offered perspective about its role in the future.