WASHINGTON — Looking to a day when cars and trucks use far less gasoline or none at all, President Barack Obama plans to order the government to prepare fuel efficiency standards for many years from now and renew its focus on electric-powered vehicles, including for the first time extending a national fuel-efficiency program to big rigs and work trucks, beginning in 2014.
HAMPDEN, Maine — H.O. Bouchard Inc., a logging and trucking contractor based in recently took to the road to compare the advantages of allowing properly equipped heavier trucks on the Maine interstate system as compared with driving on state roads.
WASHINGTON — Boosting the fuel economy of new medium- and heavy-duty vehicles could create more than 120,000 new jobs nationwide by 2030, curb U.S. oil dependence and save truckers thousands of dollars annually at the gas pump, according to a report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and CALSTART.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Interstate 69 extension between Evansville and Bloomington is on budget and should open years ahead of schedule in 2014, Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday. But critics said it’s being built below normal standards and will need repairs ahead of schedule.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon both referred indirectly to the cross border trucking issue during a joint news conference following a meeting between the two leaders.