On October 25, 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a joint press conference to announce their proposed standards for fuel economy and emissions for medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The new rules will cover model years 2014 to 2018.
The new standards were created in compliance with an order signed by President Obama in May, 2010. No order of this kind had ever been issued by a president in the past. It required the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the EPA to work together to create a rule that would set limits on fuel consumption emissions for new, large commercial vehicles from the model year 2014 forward. Read the rest »