New Standards Will Save Billions for Consumers Who Now ‘Pay the Freight’ LONG BEACH, Calif. – – August 19, 2015 – – (RealEstateRama) — — At a public hearing on increasing national fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the Customer Federation of America’s director of public affairs and car professional Jack Gillis provided the outcomes of two nationwide studies showing that customers comprehend that the cost of fuel poor trucks is handed down to them and that they would like to see standards needing enhanced fuel efficiency. “When it pertains to items and services, the American customer really does ‘pay the freight.’ More than $1,100 of the cost of the everyday products and services homes buy each year goes to pay for the fuel made use of to transfer those items and services,” said Gillis. “From a household energy expense viewpoint, the quantity consumers spend for truck fuel is nearly as much as they spend for house electricity and about half of what a typical home pays for gas.” Two Consumer Federation of America surveys (July 2014 and most recently, July 2015), discovered that the huge majority of consumers (over 90 %) understand that “some, a lot of, or all” of the fuel expenses of durable trucks, which carry practically every customer excellent, are handed down to customers. In truth, over 55 % believe that “all or most” of these expenses are passed on to the consumer. While public debate on the issue has mainly focused on ecological and industry issues, consumer economics are an essential component of the decision to carry out the proposed requirements. “The bottom line: customers get it. As an outcome, the Consumer Federation of America will be striving to guarantee the proposed requirements are, in truth, adopted and executed. In this particular case, exactly what benefits the customer’s wallet is also helpful for the environment and the economics of the trucking market,” said Gillis. With the average A.
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1. The U.S. Department of Energy has actually released a reality sheet that considers the effects of long idling durations of sturdy trucks and offers options to idling. According to the Department of Energy, idling wastes fuel and increases engine wear, breaks down air quality, and may be illegal. Some alternatives to idling considered in the report are usage of auxiliary power systems, cooling and heating technologies, and electrified parking areas. “& ldquo; Some existing idling options consume to 95 % less fuel, saving cash, decreasing air pollution, and assisting truck motorists get a better night’& rsquo; s sleep, & rdquo; according to the “report. & ldquo; Depending on how much a truck idles and current fuel rates, options to idling can pay for themselves in as low as 6 months.” & rdquo; 2. Idaho transportation officials have actually replaced mile marker 420 indicators with marker 419.9 after consistently needing to replace the 420 indications that were stolen by “& ldquo; sticky-fingered stoners,” & rdquo; according to a report in the Idaho Statesman. The Statesman also stated that Idaho isn’& rsquo; t the only state to encounter this problem –– Washington and Colorado have actually also replaced 420 indicators after having to change taken indications. 3. Trucking market reps and conservationists disputed on the federal government’& rsquo; s next regulative stage of diesel truck emissions during an all-day hearing in Long beach on Tuesday, the Daily Breeze reports. Officials say the greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives for trucks are too lax, while the trucking market thinks they are “& ldquo; too limiting and badly considered,” & rdquo; according to the report. The Daily Breeze has more. 4. Lake Norman, NC, entrepreneur are rallying versus an I-77 toll lane project that would put toll lanes from uptown Charlotte to Mooresville, WSOC TV 9 reports. “& ldquo; Challengers have been lobbying ahead of Wednesday’& rsquo; s [today & rsquo; s] vote by the planning commission, saying the task is too focused …
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