Gosford Council Opts For Greener Trucks

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Isuzu Helps Gosford Council Lead The

Way on Pollution Prevention

Gosford City Council is one of the first Australian local government bodies to

insist on Euro IV compliant trucks in its fleet, trucks that better the current

national emissions standard.

The move is one of several initiatives of a corporate greenhouse gas reduction

strategy adopted by Council’s Fleet Services to reduce the fleet's 14% contribution

to overall Gosford City Council emissions.

Council recently took delivery of the first of these vehicles, an Isuzu FVR 1000

medium tipper from Gilbert & Roach, Gosford.

According to Gosford Council’s Acting Manager Fleet Services, Mr Peter Armour,

Euro 4 is Council’s minimum standard for truck emissions, a standard that exceeds

the national requirement that came into effect in February this year as ADR 80/02.

To meet the latest ADR80/02 exhaust emissions requirements most truck

manufacturers settled for the US EPA04 standard, Isuzu went to the more stringent

Euro IV standard which results in trucks that produce as little as one sixth the

particulate matter emissions of US EPA04 compliant engines.  

The Isuzus feature Exhaust Gas Recirculation systems, variable geometry system

turbochargers and a Diesel Particulate Diffuser exhaust after treatment. They not

only produce fewer particulate emissions (smoke, soot and unburned hydrocarbons)

but less greenhouse gases.

Despite the impressive environmental credentials of the New Generation SiTEC

Series II engines, they offer more power and torque than their predecessors yet use

less fuel. 

The latest 2008 Isuzu trucks are up to 10% more fuel efficient than the superseded


Under its corporate greenhouse gas reduction strategy council is also trialling turbo

diesel cars, ultra low sulphur diesel fuel, CNG and LPG fuels.

CAPTION: (From Left) Grant Stack, Senior Fleet Co-ordinator GCC, Terry Kelley, Gilbert & Roach Gosford, Clint

McManus, Workshop Fleet Co-ordinator GCC.

For Further Information:

Mr Tony Cox

Mr Peter Armour,

Gilbert & Roach Hexham 

Gosford City Council

Ph 4964 8641

Ph 4325 8412

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