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New EPA Regs targeting truckers – who warn on food supply

  |   By Polling+ Staff



The Biden administration is issuing “finalized plans for a program it argues will further reduce air pollution from heavy-duty engines and vehicles across the United States.” The problem?

Fox News headlined it this way: https://www.foxnews.com/media/trucker-warns-bidens-epa-regulations-catastrophic-american-food-supply

Trucker warns Biden’s EPA regulations would be ‘catastrophic’ for the American food supply

Fox reports:

“The new emission standards put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ‘are significantly more stringent,’ ‘cover a wider range of heavy-duty engine operating conditions’ compared to previous standards and are aimed at reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides and other pollutants. The rule officially went into effect on March 27 of this year, but will be implemented for new trucks sold after 2027.

Despite the positive spin by the current administration, truckers say the agency’s standards will promote green energy at the expense of the economy and the country’s food supply. More than 95% of the trucking companies that make up the industry are small businesses operating about ten or fewer trucks, JKC Trucking Vice-President and Co-Owner Mike Kucharski told Fox News Digital. 

He believes that by complying with the EPA’s clean energy mandates, many small trucking companies will be pushed out of the business, tightening trucking capacity nationwide and causing severe price inflation ‘worse than we have right now,’ which will be passed down to consumers.”

….Todd Spencer, president at the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), told Fox News Digital that the EPA’s regulations are part of their ‘regulatory blitz on small-business truckers.’

‘This newest announcement is a blatant attempt to force consumers into purchasing electric vehicles while a national charging infrastructure network remains absent for heavy-duty commercial trucks,’ he said. 

…’Professional drivers are skeptical of electric vehicle costs, mileage range, battery weight and safety, charging time and availability.’ He criticized the administration for moving full steam ahead with regulations that didn’t take into account the truckers, the supply chain or the American people. 

‘My concern is that if this technology fails, the entire supply chain will be dead in the water,’ he added. ‘Failure is not merely inconvenient, it’s catastrophic. This is not an option, especially for the food supply chain of America.’”

In other words? All those trailer trucks Americans see on any given travel day as they transport supplies of food and anything and everything else across the country would slowly start to vanish “at the expense of the economy and the country’s food supply.

This isn’t rocket science. Really.