Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2624
2008-10-07

U.S. Department Of Transportation Proposed Changes to Accommodate Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel in Commercial Vehicles 2008-01-2624

Under the President's Hydrogen Fuels Initiative, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) implemented a two-year project to determine the changes needed to accommodate hydrogen as an alternative fuel in commercial vehicles, i.e., trucks and buses.
The changes needed are as follows:
  • Dissemination of general safety guidelines for hydrogen fuel systems in commercial vehicles.
  • Revisions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).
  • Revisions to the North American Standard Inspection Procedures.
  • Revisions to the North American Standard Out-of-Service criteria.

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