Republican US Senator John Warner Asks US Department Of Energy To Determine Most Energy Saving Highway Vehicle Speed

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The truth about vehicle fuel efficiency is coming out: at last! Of course, Senator John Warner would not want to ask the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - the Agency which for decades has been officially charged with determining and publishing fuel efficiency estimates for vehicles - to determine the optimal highway speed for fuel savings, because...you know...USEPA might actually promulgate a regulation. (Joking of course.)

[Senator] Warner has asked the Energy Department to determine the most energy-saving speed — and the potential fuel savings — if a new national limit is imposed.
While US Department of Energy is cogitating on this Senatorial challenge, here's the money quote on the story from McClatchy:
American Trucking Associations, which represents 3.5 million truck drivers and 37,000 trucking companies, is asking Washington to set a national limit of 65 mph. A 10-mile reduction from 75 mph, spokesman Clayton Boyce said, would lower fuel consumption by 27 percent.
Anyone want to put their money on the old double-nickel?

Keep on Truckin'.

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Via::McClatchy News Service, 55-mph speed limit may have found its Washington patron. Image credit:: Blog d'Ellison, THE DREADED DOUBLE NICKEL AND, Heart of Trucking

Republican US Senator John Warner Asks US Department Of Energy To Determine Most Energy Saving Highway Vehicle Speed
The truth about vehicle fuel efficiency is coming out: at last! Of course, Senator John Warner would not want to ask the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - the Agency which for decades has been officially charged with determining and