Truckers urge NHTSA to set fuel standards
David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
Washington -- With fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions standards in place for passenger cars and light trucks, attention has turned to regulating the nation's heaviest trucks.
The nation's truck drivers have urged the Transportation Department to oppose legislation that would transfer authority to set fuel efficiency regulations for medium- and heavy-duty trucks to the Environmental Protection Agency.
In a joint letter today to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the American Truck Dealers and Owner-Operated Independent Drivers Associations urged him to oppose legislation that would strip the ability of the department to set fuel economy standards for the largest trucks on the roads.
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