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NHTSA report examines commercial vehicle fuel efficiency

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Research Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (N...


ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Research Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come out with some suggestions on how to improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

The report, entitled Technologies and Approaches to Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, includes suggestions such as training drivers on fuel-efficient driving techniques, adjusting size and weight restrictions, developing intelligent vehicles and improving US highways.

The report was welcomed by the American Trucking Associations.

“The American Trucking Associations appreciates the Council’s comprehensive assessment,” said ATA vice-president, Glen Kedzie. “We look forward to continuing our work with both NHTSA and Environmental Protection Agency to further increase efficiencies within our industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through affordable technologies that achieve verifiable results.”

To view the report, click here.  


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