The EPA Thinks Truckers Aren't Doing Enough to Save Fuel. How Can That Be?

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June 19, 2015

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This paper by Winston Harrington and Alan Krupnick of Resources for the Future, by contrast, highlights some of the potential pitfalls with truck regulations. For instance, the EPA’s regulations only apply to newtrucks. Because that means new trucks will be more expensive, truck operators could have incentive to keep their older, dirtier trucks around for longer. Meanwhile, we might one day see driverless trucks hit the road. That technology has huge potential for saving fuel and reducing pollution. But on the flip side, it could put the nation’s 1.7 million truck drivers out of work.

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