Lloyd Diesel Technologies Marries Clean Air Efforts and Profitability for the U.S. Freight Industry


A new Sacramento-based company is changing the field for both profitable freight shipping and tighter environmental regulations by bringing the two together

Sacramento, Calif. As a July 2016 deadline approaches for California agencies and departments tasked with improving air quality in the state, a new company—Lloyd Diesel Technologies—is proving that cleaner air and increased revenue for freight-shipping fleet owners are completely compatible.

Federal and state agencies have set specific goals for California to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases by improving freight efficiency and competitiveness while transitioning fleets to zero-emission technology. A major strategy in that effort has been installing diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and emissions systems on freight vehicles to scrub unwanted soot out of their exhaust.

Don't Let Emission Controls Slow You Down While the effort has helped push California closer to its air quality goals, it has also created a burden for fleet owners and drivers who have watched their maintenance costs rise. The problem lies in mandated Aftertreatment parts and systems, which lower vehicle's efficiency, require constant attention and upkeep, and have a tendency toward premature failure.

CARB Knows the Problem, Here is the Solution Some leaders in the trucking industry have called DPFs a ticking time bomb, since the filters can quickly plug if not used properly, necessitating significant and costly repairs. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) acknowledged in March 2016 that DPFs are a problem that can damage and destroy engines. This translates into money lost as fuel economy drops, engine wear intensifies, and trucks sit idle for maintenance and repair.

Profitability + Compliance Master Technician Robert Seegers started Lloyd Diesel Technologies to help fleet owners and regulatory agencies meet their two seemingly incompatible goals: maximizing profits for freight shipping fleets while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. LDT does this by applying more than eight years of research and development to improve engine efficiency and decrease fuel consumption ratios. The LDT team of Duty Cycle Engineers will custom program an engine for its specific uses (Duty Cycle Programming) and provide Aftertreatment Preventative Maintenance education to extend a truck’s life and prevent Aftertreatment related issues. The improvements are sustainable and proven to both meet environmental mandates and increase profitability as fleet owners save on repair costs and reduce down time.

About Lloyd Diesel

Though heavy-duty diesel tech company Lloyd Diesel Technologies began in Sacramento, it soon expanded to Dallas, as both cities are major U.S. freight shipping hubs. Available services include custom Duty Cycle Programming, Aftertreatment Preventative Maintenance training, and Driving for Efficiency education to reduce or eliminate premature failure of DPFs and other emission control components, reduce maintenance costs and downtime, and improve efficiency and sustainability of diesel vehicles. Additional services include Purchasing for Efficiency training and Retro-Fit Analysis. The company is currently in the process of providing a pilot study on the effectiveness of its services to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). To learn more about Lloyd Diesel, visit lloyddiesel.com or call (916) 666-9980.