U.S. Proposes Fuel, Carbon Goals in Heavy-Truck Fuel-Economy Standards

The Obama administration last week proposed the first-ever regulations to set commercial truck fuel-efficiency and carbon-emission standards.

November 1, 2010
Editorial, Business

Unveiling a Fuel-Efficiency Rule

After months of anticipation and concern, the trucking industry finally got a look last week at the federal government’s first proposal to regulate the fuel-efficiency and carbon-dioxide output of commercial trucks.

November 1, 2010
Business, Fuel

Fuel-Efficiency Focus Should Be on Tractors, Engines, Rather Than Trailers, ATA Says

Federal transportation officials considering fuel-efficiency standards for heavy trucks should concentrate their early regulatory efforts on engines and tractors, not trailers, American Trucking Associations said.

August 2, 2010

ATA, Others Urge Action on Vehicle Technology Bill

American Trucking Associations and other business groups are urging the Senate to move forward with a bill that would create a research program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks.

June 7, 2010

DOT, EPA Enact New Auto Fuel Efficiency Standards

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The heads of the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency signed final rules Thursday requiring 2016 model-year vehicles to meet fuel efficiency targets of 35.5 miles per gallon combined for cars and light trucks.

April 1, 2010