The Trump administration has announced that it will review the impending Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 regulations, which include the United States' first-ever standards for trailer-related emissions.
The Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA) has come out in support of the review, having submitted a petition to remove the trailer standards from the new regulations in December last year.
The move to review, and potentially rescind, the GHG Phase 2 regulations, has reportedly been made as part of Trump's goal to 'protect American Automakers' jobs.'
“The assault on the American auto industry is over,” Trump said. “[The White House is] setting up a task force in every federal agency to identify and remove any regulation that undermines American auto production.”
The Executive Order submitted by the President stated, “It is in the national interest to promote clean and safe development of our Nation's vast energy resources, while at the same time avoiding regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth, and prevent job creation.”
“These standards are costly for automakers and the American people,” said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Scott Pruitt.
Wabash National told Fleet Owner it was prepared for the regulation either way.
“We’re ready to support our customers, whether the GHG2 rule stays in place or not. As the innovation leader in the trailer industry, Wabash will continue to pursue technologies that further improve fuel efficiency and reduce operating costs for our customers,” the company told the local US media outlet.