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Gentlemen, start your (cleaner, higher MPG) engines

Posted By John Latta On October 26, 2010 @ 10:32 am In The Roadologist | No Comments

Heavy trucks — including vocational trucks, mostly in our case dumpsĀ  — future fuel mileage and emissions are coming under Washington’s control.

Proposed federal standards for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy for heavy-duty trucks announced Oct. 25 would reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption 20 percent by the 2018 model year.

For vocational vehicles the start year is 2014 with a proposed 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emission to be achieved by 2018. The vocational standards vary by weight class: Light Heavy (Class 3-5); Medium Heavy (Class 6-7); and Heavy Heavy (Class 8).

Read what my colleague Avery Vise (head honcho of Commercial Carrier Journal) makes of it all [1] here and go to his digital edition for more here [2].

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[1] makes of it all: http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=85930

[2] here: http://www.ccjdigital.com/nhtsa-epa-propose-heavy-truck-mpg-ghg-standards/

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