Obama also said companies that want to join an existing public-private partnership focused on energy-efficient vehicles will get specialized resources and the technical expertise from the Department of Energy.
Flanked by two trucks at a Washington-area distribution center for Safeway grocery stores on Tuesday, Obama said that fuel savings by truck fleets would result in savings to consumers.
The attention to fuel efficiency, Obama said, has resulted in lower costs, improved air quality and created jobs in the auto industry.
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