I agree with Keith Crain's July 19 column about putting our heads in the sand about our fuel problem.
Although we have seen dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency since the early 1970s, there has been stagnation the last five years or so.
Our excuse is that vehicles are built to customer demands.
I drove diesel Chevrolet Suburbans that got good fuel economy for their size, but I now drive mid-sized cars to reduce fuel consumption. Diesels would be a good start to reduce our thirst for oil.
I have been in the auto business more than 40 years, and I feel that we have yet to face the tough business of reducing fuel consumption and improving traditional manufacturing processes to save U.S. jobs.
Who will buy our cars when the good manufacturing jobs are gone? However, moving to China is a short-term cop-out that will cause increased costs in the long run when the total supply-chain costs are considered.