4 Things To Watch As New Truck Emissions Regs Get In Gear

Law360, New York (August 17, 2016, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration's newly finalized regulations aiming to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's trucking fleet will push owners, operators and manufacturers toward new efficiency goals through a mix of heightened standards and incentive provisions.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said once the second phase of the greenhouse gas regulations for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are fully implemented in 2027, the program will achieve up to 25 percent lower carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption compared to the phase 1 standards.

Andrew Linhardt, a transportation expert at the Sierra Club, said the truck GHG...

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