SASKATCHEWAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATIONThe voice of commercial carriers in the province and across Canada
Phase II Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Phase I of GHG reducing technologies for trucks created a long list of problems for many Canadian trucking companies including decreased vehicle performance, reliability issues, costly downtown and many more. Advocacy will ensure that Phase II will not create similar problems to Phase I.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has worked closely on the issues caused by Phase I regulation with the Carrier Membership. Information gathered painted a picture of a regulation that had the best interests in mind but needed to be adjusted with Canadian companies in mind.
Due to more extreme weather conditions in Canada, particularly places like Saskatchewan, equipment that worked well south of the border does not always have the same effect for Canadian companies. For example, changes to engines manufacturer between 2003-2010 virtually eliminated NOx and PM emissions. Unfortunately, the vehicle performance, maintenance, reliability and led to a significant denigration in fuel economy. This resulted from regulators setting emission targets based on technologies that were still in the developmental stages, forcing acceleration of research and development to a pace where engineering aspects couldn’t keep pace.
These unintended consequences must not be repeated under the proposed Phase II regulations. STA Member concerns were discussed with the Canadian Trucking Alliance which create a whitepaper on the issue.
View the video to learn about what the Canadian Trucking Alliance is doing to ensure that Canadian operators are being regulated in a way that allows for use of innovative advancements that work in Canadian conditions.