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Government To Propose Truck Fuel Efficiency Rules

WASHINGTON - Tractor-trailers, school buses, delivery vans and other large vehicles will need to be more fuel efficient under first-ever standards coming from the Obama administration.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department plan to release a proposal Monday for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, beginning with those sold in the 2014 model year and into the 2018 model year.

People familiar with the plan say it will seek about a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption from longhaul trucks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they didn't want to speak publicly before the official announcement.
      
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