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01Mar

Diesel Emissions Reduction Incentives

School Bus Contractors are well aware of the issues of diesel emissions and carbon footprints left behind by diesel motors. Government regulations and transportation agreements have evolved to ensure aging, environmentally hazardous, and inefficient vehicles are replaced with fleets equipped with the latest technology to minimize diesel emissions. Fleet replacement plans are a constant balancing act of contract compliance, vehicle efficiency, and costs. The Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. §7401 et seq. (1970) along with the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) may have paved the way for mandated emissions compliance; but they may also provide a means to that end.

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