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EPA issues new set of emissions standards
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation on Aug. 16
issued the final draft of the next round of emissions and fuel economy standards for U.S.
heavy-duty trucks, calling for a 25 percent reduction in certain greenhouse gases by 2027
when compared to 2018 year-model equipment. The new rules likely will drive up the costs
of trucks and trailers.
The EPA says in the 1,690 page document published Aug. 16 that it expects final standards
to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1.1 billion metric tons and save vehicle owners
about $170 billion in fuel costs, while reducing oil consumption by up to 2 billion barrels
over the lifetime of the vehicles sold under the program. To read the full article about the
new EPA standards and how they might affect your business, click here.