The Bush administration required vehicle manufacturers to average 35.5 MPG (miles per gallon) by 2020; however, the Obama administration bumped that due date to 2016. Passenger cars were required to get 39 MPG and light trucks like the F150's, Rams, and Silverados were required to get 30 MPG. As a result, the manufacturers were caught a little off guard and took drastic measures to meet the deadline and avoid substantial fines.
Is your pickup truck as safe as you think it is? Just because there are tons of steel around you doesn't necessarily mean you are safe. The IHHS has recently released their evaluations of 2016 full size pickup trucks. You might be surprised at their results.