Sunday, October 24, 2010

Government to Propose Truck Fuel Efficiency Rules

(Ken Thomas — Associated Press via MSNBC)

Plan is expected to seek about a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption
Future tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickup trucks must do better at the pump under first-ever fuel efficiency rules coming from the Obama administration.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department are moving ahead with a proposal for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, beginning with those sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year. Read more here.