Higher Truck Fuel Efficiency Standards Coming

Fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for semi-trucks will be higher for all post-2018 year model trucks. After introducing new fuel efficiency standards for trucks manufactured from 2014-2018, President Obama announced the new standards for post-218 trucks in an effort to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from semi-trucks. While trucks only accounted for 4% of vehicles registered in the U.S., they produced about 25% of greenhouses gasses produced by vehicles, and consumed 25% of the fuel.

According to the president’s announcement, the current standards from 2014-2018 will “save the trucking industry $50 billion and save 530 million barrels of oil. The next round will save the average truck owner $73,000 in the typical lifetime of a truck.” The EPA and DOT are expected to create the new standards by March 2015 and implement them by March 2016.


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Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was to provide excellent, dependable service.

If you need materials and products moved in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact Evan Transportation. We hire professional drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll. We service the following areas:

  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Central Pennsylvania and points east
  • West Virginia (eastern part of the state)
  • Northern Virginia
  • Richmond

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