3. Cumulative economic impacts of trucking regulations on the Industry

Dec. 27, 2016

For the first time in the Top Industry Issues Survey history, a new issue relating to economic impacts of trucking regulations has emerged (and is ranked third overall) which speaks to the industry’s growing concern for “over-regulation.” With FMCSA’s ELD rule and the EPA/NHTSA Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions rule, vehicle costs will continue to increase.

And, productivity impacts that generate from regulatory actions, such as the HOS, speed limiter and ELD rules, all have corresponding economic effects. These and countless other regulatory actions and proposals from the numerous agencies which regulate trucking all add up to a new third place concern for the industry.

National Tank Truck Carriers has been advocating against duplicative security regulations that hurt productivity for tank truck fleets and make it more difficult to attract truck drivers.