U.S. set first fuel standards for big trucks

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    U.S. set first fuel standards for big trucks - Reuters

    The Obama administration on Monday proposed the first ever fuel efficiency and emissions standards for big tractor trailers and other commercial trucks.

    The joint Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency initiative covers a range of vehicles from delivery vans to long-haul rigs, and is expected to cut nearly 250 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the lifespans of vehicles produced within the program's first five years.

    The regulation, which would not be final until mid-2011, covers new trucks for model years 2014 to 2018.

    Firms that would be affected by the changes include YRC Worldwide, UPS Inc, FedEx Corp, Ryder System, Landstar System and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.