Online survey: Great Dane seeks your input on GHG rules

CHICAGO, IL – Great Dane wants to give its customers a chance to change the future of trucking.

The trailer manufacturer is soliciting input from trucking professionals about how government efforts to lower GHG will affect transportation businesses.

The feedback will be passed along to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), as they consider the next phase of greenhouse gas standards.

“The question is not whether there will be new regulations, but rather what those regulations will look like,” the company states in a mail-out for the survey. “This is your chance to change the future of trucking. Please speak up.”

Great Dane has set up a web page where trucking professionals can access a white paper on the subject written by Charlie Fetz, Great Dane’s vice president of design and development.

According to the website: “The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase II rule seeks to expand regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency in medium and heavy-duty vehicles. While proposed rules may help make tractor-trailers more efficient than ever – a goal shared by most everyone – there exists some uncertainty regarding the impact these additional regulations may have.

Will customized manufacturing be limited?

With so many factors affecting efficiency, will it be difficult to isolate improvements?

Will there be unintended consequences?

Will the data that measures environmental impact be reliable?

After downloading the white paper, visitors to the site will have the option to complete a survey designed to help Great Dane better communicate to the EPA and NHTSA.

To check out the white paper, go to


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