White House: President Obama will announce fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles on Tuesday
The White House issued a statement that President Barack Obama will announce fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, buses, and other on-road heavy-duty vehicles on Tuesday at a visit to Interstate Moving Services in Springfield, Virginia.
In October 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a rulemaking for the first national standards to regulate fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for MYs 2014-2018 medium- and heavy-duty trucks, covering vehicles from ¾ ton pickups and vans to delivery and utility trucks to big-rig combination tractors. (Earlier post.)
Public comments were accepted for 60 days after the proposal was published in the Federal Register. The comment period ended on 31 January 2011.