Would Cutting Fuel Consumption Benefit Consumers?

According to a new report released by the Consumer Federation of America, consumers would save money if trucks cut their fuel consumption. From overdriveonline.com, “The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year If medium and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a report released this week by the Consumer Federation of America.” These annual saves could increase to $400 by 2035. Cutting fuel consumption would mean improving fuel economy for trucks, a process which is slowly taking place as we see new trucks that are in the 9-10 mile per gallon range.

Americans households pay a little over $1,000 every year in truck fuel costs which are passed on to them on the store shelves. If fuel consumption was cut by 50 percent, savings across all U.S. households would total a whopping $29.5 billion. In turn, the report suggests that these savings could help generate activity in the U.S. economy as these saved dollars would go to other parts of the economy. Trucking companies would also see a benefit from reduced fuel costs. Read our blog on how truckers can improve their fuel economy through various driving techniques here.



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