Tougher US Truck Emission Standards Become Reality

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (August 16, 2016, 12:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday finalized the latest round of more-stringent greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for new large and heavy-duty vehicles, like buses and tractor-trailers.

The EPA and NHTSA say the more stringent greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards finalized Tuesday "will not only benefit our climate, but also modernize America's trucking fleet [and] cut costs for truckers." (Credit: AP) The package of regulations had been proposed in June 2015 as the second phase of a concerted effort by the EPA and NHTSA to comply with the Obama administration's directive to...

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