A new report that outlines the importance of the diesel industry to the U.S. economy, employment sectors and trade exports will be unveiled at a press conference Sept. 28 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The press conference will also be web streamed live beginning at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday.  

Diesel producing and reliant sectors of the economy constitute nearly half of the U.S. GDP, according to dieselforum.org.  It also provides high wage jobs for Americans while adding to the U.S. economy rather than to the nation’s trade deficit.

The report -“Diesel Powers the U.S. Economy: Providing High-Paying Jobs, Exports and Long-Term Productivity Gains in the Nation’s Fundamental Sectors” - was conducted by Aspen Environmental Group and MCubed for the Diesel Technology Forum. 

Participants will include Allen Schaeffer, executive director, Diesel Technology Forum and Richard McCann, Aspen Environmental Group

The report includes detailed information on diesel’s economic value and employment impact on the U.S. economy including the following sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Engine and equipment manufacturing
  • Fuel production
  • Freight (trucking, railroads, ships and marine vessels)
  • Mining
  • Passenger cars and light trucks
  • Public and school bus manufacturing and transportation

 Source: Diesel Technology Forum