The author asserts that diesel trucks are on their way out due to new environmentally friendly vehicles? This is ridiculous. Most truck drivers don’t care about purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle without any sort of incentive. Truck drivers will continue doing what they know and driving the trucks they know to be reliable unless something radical happens concerning automotive technologies.
- Once upon a time, diesel fuel and engines were the normal standard for the trucking industry.
- However, cleaner, newer energy sources and electronic vehicle technologies are becoming more and more standard.
- Because of this, diesel-fueled trucks may be seeing less and less use, as the face of transportation inevitably changes.
“With the tremendous strides that have been made in alternative fuels and electric vehicle technologies, including emissions reductions, price competitiveness, and fuel efficiency, we may have finally reached the turning point where diesel trucks begin to take a back seat.”