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Main Title Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 234146577
ISBN 9780309122085; 0309122082
Subjects Trucks--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Trucks--Energy consumption--United States. ; Trucks--Fuel consumption. ; Trucks--Pollution control devices.
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National Academies Press
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ELBM  TD195.T7R48 2008 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 08/10/2015
Collation xii, 118 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Organization and background -- Management strategy and priority setting -- Engine systems and fuels -- Heavy-duty hybrid vehicles -- Parasitic losses of energy -- Engine idle reduction -- Safety of heavy vehicles. The 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP), a cooperative research and development partnership formed by four federal agencies with 15 industrial partners, was launched in the year 2000 with high hopes that it would dramatically advance the technologies used in trucks and buses, yielding a cleaner, safer, more efficient generation of vehicles. Key recommendations of the book include that the 21CTP should be continued, but the future program should be revised and better balanced. A clearer goal setting strategy should be developed, and the goals should be clearly stated in measurable engineering terms and reviewed periodically so as to be based on the available funds.