Obama Announces Higher Fuel Standards For Trucks

Obama Announces Higher Fuel Standards For Trucks

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Caterpillar MachineryFire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards announced Tuesday by President Barack Obama.

The White House said the standards, which apply to vehicle model years 2014 to 2018, will save businesses billions of dollars in fuel costs, help reduce oil consumption and cut air pollution.

(READ the AP story at ABC News)

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