After Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, decided to remove Obama era fuel economy requirements, California and 13 other states decided to create their own fuel economy standards in line with the old regulations. This puts trucking right in the middle, with two sets of rules truckers have to abide by depending on the state they travel through.
“Complying with regulations costs money,” said James Burrell, assistant vice president of American Honda’s advanced powertrain group. “Complying with two sets of regulations costs even more money. Those costs are inevitably reflected in the prices manufacturers charge for their products.”
So at the 2018 ACT Expo green transport conference in Long Beach, California, last week, trucking companies such as UPS, Honda, Cummins, and many more declared their support of California’s stricter fuel economy regulations.
“We have invested millions and we continue to invest” in clean technologies aimed at meeting these standards, said Steve Gilligan, vice president of product marketing for Navistar.
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