Secret Site Map
Monday, October 20, 2014

Home News Commercial Trucks Face Tougher Fuel Regulations

Commercial Trucks Face Tougher Fuel Regulations

Business

The Obama administration is preparing to propose fuel efficiency standards that for the first time will apply to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including heavy pickup trucks.

| October 26, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to propose fuel efficiency standards that for the first time will apply to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, including tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks and heavy pickup trucks.

The announcement would affect vehicles sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year.

The proposal is expected to seek reductions of 10 percent to 20 percent in fuel consumption and emissions based on the vehicle's size.

Large tractor-trailers tend to be driven up to 150,000 miles a year, making them ripe for improved miles per gallon.

Vans, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles weighing more than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight are classified as heavy-duty vehicles. Fuel economy regulations currently do not apply to these vehicles.

The new rules will cover big rig tractor-trailers, "vocational trucks" such as garbage trucks and transit and school buses, and work trucks such as heavy-duty versions of the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram and Chevrolet Silverado.

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: Houston Chronicle

 

Top news

Extreme Spider Infestation Forces Missouri Family to Relocate

A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

Landscaper Killed by Bee Swarm

One person is dead and several others are recovering from bee stings after a huge swarm of about 300,000 bees attacked landscapers working outside a home in Douglas (Ariz.), TucsonNewsNow.com reports.

UC Survey Asks PMPs What Are Their Biggest Bed Bug Concerns

University of California urban entomologists have launched an electronic survey to gather information from PMPs about what they are doing to manage bed bugs, and to determine what kind of bed bug research is needed.

AMVAC Introduces Nuvan Directed Spray Aerosol

Featuring the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP) the product can be used to control bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and 21 other structural pests.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

x