It doesn’t take any expertise to realize that the price of energy affects the cost of everything from driving to work, to the food we eat, to any merchandise sold. The list is endless.
Automakers haven’t done much to improve the gas mileage of trucks and SUVs, just check out fueleconomy.gov. All of them have tried a bit to make more efficient vehicles, at least enough to say they’re “trying”. Truck mileage is still close to 1980 standards. Most SUVs are a close second.