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New truck rule cites aluminum as solution to reduce fleet fuel economy

Thursday, August 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
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New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals, according to a release by The Aluminum Association. On August 16, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized a new rule requiring that trucking efficiencies improve up to 25 percent by 2027 in an effort to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the nation’s freight transportation activities.  Aluminum components, including wheels, extrusions, and sheet is cited as part of the lightweighting solution to help move the nation’s freight with less fuel and fewer emissions. More...

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