Thanks to a 2014 grant, Action Moving (Burnsville) was able to buy a new moving truck with a more efficient, cleaner diesel engine that uses only half the fuel of the truck it replaced.
Bill Everson, president of Action Moving, said, “The new truck is a dream compared to the old one. We have had no problems with it. It’s averaging 10 miles per gallon, compared to 4.4 for the truck we replaced. I only wish all our trucks were as good as this one."
That’s an exceptional mileage gain, but even a 10 or 20% improvement is well worth it to most owners of big diesel engines.
The new equipment is also quieter, smoother, and has other advantages. "It’s remarkable how clean the emissions are from new diesel engines,” said Mark Sulzbach, MPCA clean diesel grants manager. “They’ve cut major pollutants by 90% from pre-2007 engines, while also improving fuel efficiency, a win for both the environment and the engine owner.”