Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., is leading a charge to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NOx emission rulemaking for heavy-duty trucks. The EPA’s final rule, which was announced by the agency in December, will impose stricter standards for heavy-duty trucks beginning with model year 2027.
Fischer has introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the rulemaking. Thirty-three co-sponsors have already signed on. OOIDA is supportive of Sen. Fischer’s efforts, “If small-business truckers can’t afford the new, compliant trucks, they’re going to stay with older, less-efficient trucks, or leave the industry entirely,” OOIDA President Todd Spencer said. “Once again, EPA has largely ignored the warnings and concerns raised by truckers in this latest rule.”