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Proposed fuel standards for trucks

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WASHINGTON (KWWL) --  The government is proposing fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy duty trucks for the first time.

The fuel plan is expected to be announced in Washington Monday. It will apply to a wide range of vehicles including school buses, delivery vans, garbage trucks, and semi-trailers.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants the standards to apply to vehicles sold in 2014 and later.

The White House is behind the move in an effort to reduce oil use and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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