“The EPA’s got everybody up in the air. Nobody knows what to do, so basically everybody’s quitting,” Pat Stalp, owner of Elkhorn Valley Trucks, told FOX Busines
Since EPA has not gone through with a rule change after signaling interest in 2017, companies like Fitzgerald Glider Kits are preparing for the worst. The Tennessee-based company has lobbied for a rule change while going through four rounds of layoffs due to EPA’s Obama-era rule. Fitzgerald, a behemoth in the glider industry, has fallen from 700 workers in 2017 to 115.
“Truckers are the definition of small business. The previous administration’s fuel economy mandates for new heavy duty trucks put the technological cart before the horse and resulted truckers getting stuck with maintenance costs reaching thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars per business,” Loris told FOX Business.
“These new trucks are just not reliable. … That’s why it needs to be rolled back and repealed,” Hoover said. “Truck drivers want efficiency. They’re not opposed to that, but they need reliability.”