Watchdog agency clears EPA’s glider truck testing practices
Testing by federal regulators in 2017 that found air pollution from glider kits to be “many times” the level generated by new heavy-duty truck engines complied with approved standards, a government watchdog agency has found. – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher
A July 31 audit conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General (EPA OIG) also confirmed that EPA staff have not been directed to work on a 2017 proposed rule that would have exempted glider trucks from stricter Phase 2 emissions requirements. That means that a 300-truck per manufacturer cap on glider kits remains in place.- Gallagher also wrote in his article.
Glider kits are a way for truck owners to buy a new truck with a remanufactured engine, often at a significant discount from a new truck and engine combination.
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent and Mario Pawlowski / iTrucker