DC Circ. Pauses Truck Trailer Fuel Efficiency Standards

Law360 (September 30, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT) -- Obama-era greenhouse gas and fuel-economy standards for heavy-duty trailers are now completely on hold after the D.C. Circuit granted a request to stop the compliance deadline for the emissions regulation from taking effect at the outset of 2021.

In an order Tuesday, a three-judge panel granted a stay sought by the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association asking the court to delay the implementation of fuel consumption standards imposed on truck trailers by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The panel said the trade association, which represents the manufacturers of more than 90% of the heavy-duty trailers operated nationwide, "satisfied the stringent requirements...

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