The Engine Manufacturers Assn., which includes the Truck Manufacturers Assn., announced that the two trade groups will now function under just one name: the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Assn., effective immediately.

“The name change … reflects the reality of how we have been doing business for some time,” said Jed Mandel, president. “Our board recognized the importance of combining our identity since we have integrated engine and truck issues in our activities. As demonstrated by the recently completed EPA and NHTSA greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rulemaking, engine and truck regulatory issues are becoming increasingly intertwined, and the name Truck and Engine Manufacturers Assn. better communicates the scope of our activities. We will continue to represent our members that manufacture engines used in non-road mobile and stationary sources in the same manner as we have in the past."

Other than changing the way association is referred to in public and regulatory settings, no other changes are anticipated. Association and staff contact information will remain the same, he said.

In keeping a link to its past and tradition, the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Assn. will use a modified version of the familiar "ema" logo and will continue to use the initials “EMA.”

The association represents worldwide manufacturers of internal combustion engines and on-highway medium- and heavy-duty trucks. EMA works with government and industry to help the nation achieve its goals of cleaner air and safer highways, and to ensure that environmental and safety standards and regulations are technologically feasible, cost-effective, and provide safety and environmental benefits.