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Obama raises line on binational trucking fuel standards

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The second round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium-sized and heavy-duty trucks President Obama, this week, put the EPA and the NHTSA to work on will change the gas usage on trucks that use the Meixcan border roads in San Diego. Movement of American goods and MExican goods across the border ha to stand up to full productivity goals during the transition to more green trucking.

Both countries can not drag their feet on increasing the high trade value truckers haul. The commitment to trade the President agreed on, this week, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in Mexico, was intended to open up new frontiers in common binational progress. Progress made opening up trade markets without making sacrifices in a comon set of principles. The shared economic prosperity Nieto asked, if the two countries do not act together on improved trucking standards, will not stay secure.

The binational work the two presidents committed to was agreed on to make North America more competitive. Domestic gains in new markets can not substitute for gains in both America and Mexico. The U.S.'s standards for medium-size and heavy-duty trucks, the U.S. agencies will propose a rule on in March in 2015, and make final in 2016, raise the line on the fuel economy the trucks in U.S> fleets prove on trade roads.

Mexican truckers will have to raise fuel economy goals after the U.S. sets its truck fuel standards for the years into the 2020s that follow the final model year in the U.S.'s use of the first set of truck standards, 2018. A win-win U.S.-Mexico agreement will break down without comparable improvements on gas usage and emissions.

Putting five years government work into producing a strong drop in American dependence on foreign oil, done while the government is teamed up with companies in public-private partnerships, has been building up fuel economy in U.S. trucking using experiments with long term green changes in fleet truck stock. Companies that truck through the San Diego border will have to take drivers out of the trucks not fit to meet new fuel economy standards, and, put them in trucks that use stepped down gas gallons per mile, and, send a cut back amount of carbon emissions out of the pipes.

Experiments using biodiesel or natural gas, or hybrid truck energy, has been breaking old fuel economy limits. Changes in the mix of trucks driven by drivers in the Coca-Cola, Staples, UPS, and AT&T fleets have driven down the companies' gasoline usage. San Diego truckers will have to go through another round of truck changes to meet the new standards the DOE and NHTSA propose next year.

Obama needs big cuts in unclean gas guzzling fleets to guarantee his plan for loweered gasoline use and carbon emissions succeeds. The fast as planne success on turning car and passaenger truck driving green convinced Obama doubling the distance per mile in mpg by 2025 is ppossible. But, medium-sized and heavy-duty trucks make a big impact on green fuel economy. Nationwide, the trucks that haul 70 percent the domestic freight make up 4 percent the vehicles on the highway travel lanes. And, give off 20 percent the carbon emissions.

Future goals for cross-border trade fuel economy can not fall short of the national goals.

THis is an On THe Watch Take.

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