WASHINGTON (Aug. 8, 2014) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans want medium- and heavy-duty trucks to increase their fuel efficiency, according to the latest poll taken by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).
Seventy-four percent of respondents favored tougher fuel economy standards for trucks, while only 25 percent opposed them, the CFA said in an Aug. 7 press release. At the same time, only 56 percent of Americans realized that the fuel costs of truck fleets are passed on to them in the costs of goods and services, it said.
The CFA also released a new report, “Paying the Freight: the Consumer Benefits of Increasing the Fuel Economy of Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks.”
In that report, researchers estimated that each year the average