Trucker Warns Against Biden's 'Extreme' Measures

By Daniel Walker | May 4, 2024

The standards

Trucking industry representatives are criticizing the Biden administration's new greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles. The EPA rules, which will progressively mandate higher percentages of zero-emissions trucks through 2032, are aimed at reducing emissions.

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However, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association argues the standards do not consider operational challenges faced by truckers.

Extreme environmentalists

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“This office in the White House is completely not listening to the trucker or the end user or the buyer. They just want to do what the extreme environmentalists want,” Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) board member Lewie Pugh said.