Pros and Cons 2

Updated Feb 20, 2014

Pros and consObjection: America and trucking have been built on small business. The Obama administration is imposing more and more regulation, and is tying up the Little Man in red tape – not that Big Trucking is a fan of federal bureaucratic paperwork either.

Response: The truck fuel efficiency rules will be targeted only at truck makers. Truck buyers won’t have to worry about them. Probably. Not much, anyway. At first.

Next objection: Phase I rules just came on line Jan. 1, with even more strict requirements for truck fuel efficiency still three years away. EPA can’t make tougher rules before they’ve worked out the kinks in the first round. (Click here for the rebuttal >>)