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New U.S. truck standards means better efficiency and lower costs

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General The Washington Post truck fuel standards U.S. trucking

But will savings be passed down to the customer?

On August 16, 2016, the United States finalized a new set of standards for fuel economy on large trucks including garbage trucks and long-haul semi’s, buses and similar heavy vehicles such as large pick-up trucks, delivery and passenger van in an effort to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

While these vehicles account for approximately five percent of traffic on U.S. highways, a Washington Post article indicates they emit 20 percent of the carbon emissions and chew up 20 percent of transportation-related fuel consumption.

The new standards and savings could mean lower transportation costs for products, which potentially could be passed along to the manufacturer/processor, retailer and/or consumer.

Read the full story by Brady Dennis, published August 16, 2016 on line in The Washington Post HERE.

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