• News Release

    Kansas City Star, The (MO)
    August 10, 2011

    White House is putting fuel-hungry big rigs on a diet

    Steve Everly, The Kansas City Star

    Those semi trucks that transport freight across the country while gulping a gallon of fuel every six miles are going on a diet under new fuel economy standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
    The new rules — the first efficiency standards for those types of vehicles — require a boost of up to 20 percent in fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the 2018 model year for heavy- and medium-duty trucks such as concrete mixers and semis, garbage and delivery trucks. ...Read more