Delivering Jobs: The Economic Costs and Benefits of Improving Heavy Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy

July 2010

This report, drawing on analysis by CALSTART and the Union of Concerned Scientists, finds that strengthening the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty trucks could create as many as 124,000 jobs nationwide by 2030, with all 50 states experiencing net job growth. Efficiency improvements could save class 8 “big rig” fleet truck owners more than  $120,000 per tractor-trailer over eight years and owner-operators more than $80,000 per tractor over 10 to 15 years, assuming an average $3.50 per gallon fuel price.

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