Truck makers to get rules on fuel economy soon

|By:, SA News Editor

The Obama administration has asked the EPA and the NHTSA to propose new fuel economy rules for trucks by March of 2015.

Heavy-duty trucks account for close to 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. from the transportation sector.

Truck makers such as Cummins (CMI), Navistar (NAV), Oshkosh (OSK), Volvo (VOLVY), and PACCAR (PCAR) are already under general directives issued by the government in 2011 on fuel economy.