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Fuel Limit

First fuel rules for big trucks!!

Fuel LimitPresident Obama announced the first-ever fuel-economy rules for semis, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles — down to HD pickups.

The rules will start with model year 2014 and escalate through 2018, the Associated Press reported.

The rules break down the vehicles into three categories:

  • Diesel semis will have to cut fuel use 23%.
  • HD pickups and vans will have to do 10% better if they are gasoline-powered and 15% if they run on diesel.
  • Everything else — from buses to garbage trucks to cement mixers — will have to cut use 9%. Continue reading