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Woodrooffe coauthors NRC study on commercial vehicle fuel economy

March 31, 2010

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, with three U-M researchers among the authors, evaluates various technologies and methods that could improve the fuel economy of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks. The report also recommends approaches that federal agencies could use to regulate these vehicles' fuel consumption. Currently there are no fuel consumption standards for such vehicles, which account for about 26 percent of the transportation fuel used in the United States. Dennis Assanis, Energy Institute director, John Woodrooffe, a research scientist in the U-M Transportation Research Institute and Martin Zimmerman, a clinical professor at the Ross School of Business, are among the authors.

The graphic below takes you to an online version of the report at the website of the National Academies Press.