• July 13, 2024

Obama Delivers Bad News To U.S. Truckers: Changes Fuel Emission Standards

American truckers and the big rigs they drive are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials, and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis.

But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry but America as a whole could be devastating.

According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it had yet again made changes to the fuel emissions standards that govern big rig semi-trucks, large work trucks, vans and buses, all in the name of fighting the ever-elusive “climate change.”

Of course, many in the trucking industry will find it incredibly difficult and costly to meet these strict new standards that take effect in 2018, especially when they are already struggling to meet the heightened standards just put in place a few years ago.

This is particularly true for small businesses and independent truckers, so the administration has given them an “out” that reeks of Chicago-style extortion.

Yes, the EPA has instituted a special fine that can be paid by those who fail to comply with the new standards, allowing them to continue their business operations, for a price. There is no word on exactly how this fine will magically make their vehicles no longer pollute or be considered harmful to the environment.

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