Because diesel engines are the most efficient internal combustion engine in the world, they provide power for an incredibly wide range of applications. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine can do more useful work per unit of energy consumed than vehicles that are powered by gasoline or alternative fuels such as natural gas.
Look around. Chances are you will see diesel technology at work every day across many sectors of the American landscape.
Cars,Trucks & SUVs
In this era of sky-high gasoline prices, Americans are increasingly looking to fuel-efficient diesel as a solution to help alleviate their pain at the pump. And because today’s diesel vehicles are also clean, quiet and fun-to-drive, many consumers are learning diesel is an environmentally consci
Delivering for America
Our nation's goods would not move without diesel engines. Diesel moves approximately 90 percent of the nation's freight tonnage, and today nearly all highway freight trucks, locomotives and commercial marine vessels are powered by diesel engines.
Whether it's a delivery truck bringing you a pac
Rail transportation is vital to the U.S. economy. Trains haul roughly one-third of the freight in the U.S. and commuters in cities across the country rely on America’s railroads every day.
Farming, Mining & Construction
Diesel power provides approximately two-thirds of the energy used to run the machinery on America's farms. Diesel also operates most of the heavy equipment used in construction, including building and repairing our homes, our offices, and America's roads and infrastructure. You'll also find that
The popularity and availability of clean diesel is growing. Given that more consumers are turning to the diesel option for their cars, pickups and SUVs, the recent growth in availability of diesel at local gas stations should come as no surprise. Over half of all retail sites in the U.S. today o
In its first all-diesel competition appearance, the Banks Sidewinder Duramax S-10 set a low ET record for diesel-powered pickup trucks; scorching the legendary Famoso quarter-mile in 8.06 seconds.
Port & Marine
Some of the largest diesel engines made are used at America’s ports. Roughly 2,000 establishments are engaged in deep water, coastal and inland water transportation – employing 73,000 individuals with a payroll of $2.8 billion.
Interruptions of electrical power, even of short duration, create situations that can imperil public health and safety. Whether the loss in power is from weather-related natural disasters or electrical grid failures, resulting blackouts or brownouts wreak havoc and have enormous economic impact
Public Health & Safety
From powering the back-up generators that give hospitals and operating rooms electricity within 10 seconds of a blackout to fueling military and disaster-relief vehicles, diesel is a key player in protecting our public health and safety.
Because of its safety, reliability and efficiency, diesel is the predominant power source for public transit, school and intercity bus services nationwide.