How to Contain Diesel Emissions Costs?

By October 19, 2021October 20th, 2021Emissions Industry Related

Fleets that operate, maintain, and repair commercial trucks have many expenses. One expense that consistently ranks in the top is diesel emissions systems. Learn how to contain emissions costs.

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When diesel emissions systems were first introduced in 2007 and updated in 2010, vehicle owners relied on the manufacturers’ recommendations. Their costs skyrocketed and this led to a lot of frustration on the part of vehicle owners, especially in the commercial fleet business.

Changing Maintenance Practices to Lower Costs

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“…Batesville, too, is unhitching itself from the OEM recommendations on exhaust maintenance. After investing big money in a DPF cleaning machine, he says, his technicians discovered that if they waited until 300,000 or 400,000 miles to pull the filter and clean it, as recommended by the OEMs, carbon was packed so tightly into the unit that the entire exercise was pointless. Today, he says, his technicians routinely pull DPFs every 100,000 miles for cleanings, which has helped with both maintenance costs and fleet fuel economy averages.”

Addressing Upstream Issues

trace diesel emissions problems upstream

A Comprehensive Maintenance Plan

DPFs should be cleaned yearly or every 100k miles

Education is an Important Part of Lowering Emissions Costs

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