Trucking companies, industry trade and environmental groups weighed in on the EPA's plan to ease new emissions rules for gliders.
The pending ELD mandate and other industry pressures are giving carriers more power over shippers that habitually make drivers wait on loading docks.
A move by the Environmental Protection Agency to ease new emissions regulations known as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions, or GHG, Phase 2 rule for part of the trucking business has set off a fight within the industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it wants to repeal the emission standards and requirements for glider vehicles and kits for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Trump’s nominee, Ray Martinez, to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. His nomination must still be approved by the full Senate.
As the December deadline for the ELD mandate looms, truck drivers have organized in-person and social media protests in the hopes of a last-minute legislative or executive change.
A federal appeals court granted a petition filed by the truck trailer manufacturers to temporarily halt new emissions standards until further review by the EPA.
With less than 12 weeks before the electronic logging device mandate takes effect, an estimated 1 million truck drivers have yet to purchase an ELD.
The industry is taking steps to ensure fleets and drivers are compliant with the long-awaited regulation that will electronically record truck movement.