New Fuel Standards Aim To Slash Truck Emissions

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT) -- Federal transportation and environmental regulators on Monday proposed the first-ever national standards to make trucks and buses more fuel efficient, in a bid to curb gas use and carbon emissions.

Under the joint proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the standards would take effect for the 2014 model year and apply to three types of heavy trucks: combination tractors, vocational vehicles and heavy-duty pickups and vans.

The standards for combination tractors would cut carbon dioxide emissions and fuel...
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