Tuesday, June 19, 2018

They'll Force Buying of New Trucks. Nice.

Not really a surprise:  large truck manufacturers forcing truckers to purchase NEW trucks instead of refurbished "glider" older ones.

How to do that?

Easy.  Fake up the EPA testing.

...Through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Milloy obtained emails between two lobbyists at Volvo Group North America, and high-ranking officials in Ann Arbor, Mich., where EPA’s vehicle emissions testing lab is located.

“The emails show that Volvo lobbyists were working to supplying EPA staff with glider trucks so that rogue EPA staff could dishonestly ‘test’ glider emissions and issue a damning report that could be waved about at a public hearing on the proposed rule rollback,” Milloy said.

Volvo opposes repealing regulations on glider kits — new truck bodies that use refurbished engines and are substantially cheaper to buy than trucks with new engines. Volvo and other truck engine makers joined environmentalists in lobbying the Obama administration to regulate glider kits in 2016....

The business model is based on ENGINE sales, not body sales.

AND....this won't be the last time EPA is found to be corrupt.   Plenty more to come!!

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