http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/176053-white-house-unveils-first-ever-fuel-efficiency-standards-for-heavy-duty-trucksPACCAR and Cummins better get busy planning for this. 2014 isn't that far away. Hopefully the MX and ISX engines are at least close to meeting the new standards. Notice niether PACCAR nor Cummins are listed as companies supporting these standards.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/09/us-fuel-economy-trucks-idUSTRE7781QZ20110809?feedType=RSS&feedName=GCA-GreenBusiness&rpc=43Fuel efficiency and emissions for long haul type truck will need to improve by 23%According to the (Obama) administration the costs will be negligible. They're saying only $6220 to make that vehicle 23% more efficient.If I'm reading this right I don't think $6220 will come close to the added cost per vehicle.
means more expensive trucks , higher maintenance , less gvw , more expensive groceries , building materials , everything . maybe we'll start hauling stuff around on obamas new rail system .