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November 10, 2016   |   Diesel Technology Forum

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Dear President-Elect Trump...

Whether your energy policy is “all of the above,” a “clean energy future” or somewhere in between, we’ll be ready.

Dear President-Elect Trump,

Congratulations on becoming our nation’s 45th President. As you get down to the business of governing, there are a few things we’d like you to know.  

You’ve identified economic growth, job creation and investing in infrastructure as top priorities. Fifteen sectors of the U.S. economy rely on diesel power to get the job done, and so can you. 

Diesel technology creates well-paying manufacturing, sales and servicing jobs in all 50 states. Producing or servicing diesel engines directly generates more than $183 billion in annual economic activity and 1.25 million jobs according to our most recent data. 

Our members provide their customers with the choices of engines, fuels and technologies that they need to get the job done. Powering over 90 percent of commercial trucks to nearly 100 percent of construction equipment, from farm tractors to backup electric power generation, diesel is the technology of choice, because of its unmatched, proven combination of efficiency, power, performance, reliability, durability and low emissions.

It’s also why more consumers are finding that clean diesel cars, trucks and SUVs are the best option for meeting their personal transportation needs, right along with gasoline and emerging alternative fuels. 

Whether your energy policy is “all of the above,” a “clean energy future” or somewhere in between, diesel technology is uniquely suited to achieve success. Diesel is expected to be the number one global transport fuel by 2030, and today our engines and vehicles can also use high-quality blends of renewable biodiesel fuels. 

On the matter of trade, we take great pride in the leadership position of making the most powerful, efficient and clean engine and equipment technologies in the world. The export to value ratio for diesel engines is five times higher than the national average for other goods, and last year ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel was America’s top petroleum export.   

We’re ready to put more of these diesel engines and equipment to work building a first class infrastructure, creating a more robust economy and more jobs while also enhancing our environment and future mobility. 

Allen Schaeffer
Executive Director
Diesel Technology Forum

Ready for Tomorrow, Working Today:  Clean Diesel Power



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