Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stronger Emission Regulations On Commercial Trucking

Uh-oh sorry guys, we hate to be the bearer of bad news but Berrier Insurance, commercial truck insurance specialists, just had to share the latest news about the EPA granting the federal government the ability to tighten emission regulations.

Federal government now wants to regulate commercial trucks and RV's in a similar way to passenger cars in attempt to decrease emissions. Commercial trucks and buses must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent and overhaul engine design starting with models built in 2014. Most operators will need to spend thousands upgrading their rigs or buying new vehicles, as you can imagine not everyone is happy about this. With thousands already invested into their trucks, most owner operators fear that they won’t be on the roads much longer. In recent years the trucking industry has been feeling the chains of regulation tightening around them making business harder to manage and keep afloat financially. A group of California truckers contending the regulations has filed suit to block them. Even so, these regulations have the support of the large and powerful American Trucking Association.

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