Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) has released information to defend its Series 60 engine, saying it will meat tougher emissions regulations due to bow in October 1. DDC says recent reports in the press about the implementation of the October 1 change in emissions standards have mischaracterized DDC’s technological readiness. DDC will certify the Series 60 engine to comply with the new emissions standards. The company says it is committed to providing that meet the new requirements, without penalties or aftertreatment devices. Notwithstanding these points, the company says it supports concerns voiced by its customers, the American Trucking Association, and others, that the trucking industry, and the economy in general, would be well-served by a longer period of fleet test time. DDC’s technological development of the 2002 Series 60 is on course and its market leading engines will be certified to comply with the new standards. As previously announced, DDC will initially make approximately 95% of its current ratings available in October 2002. As is its customary practice, DDC will submit applications for 2002 emissions certification to the EPA approximately 30-60 days in advance of scheduled production.