For those who are looking to add new performance parts to their trucks, you may have to shop elsewhere. There is a lawsuit that aims to limit who can sell parts that would allow trucks to "roll coal"

Rolling coal is what happens when a diesel motor is enhanced to put more fuel in and get horsepower and gives off a thick, black smoke.

The Department of Justice is trying to keep eBay from selling these parts according to recent reports.

The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, filed a lawsuit claiming that the e-commerce giant enabled the sale of more than 343,000 rolling coal devices. Each sale could spur a fine of up to $5,580 under the Clean Air Act.

Here in New York State, there are some who are trying to make laws about rolling coal.

There is a new law that is being proposed that would aim to crack down on those who "roll coal" from their trucks. Maybe you have seen this before? The smoke cloud that lingers behind a diesel truck when they hammer on the accelerator from a stop or when cruising down the road. The law would pertain to the equipment placed on the vehicle that makes rolling coal possible.

Senate Bill S686

Prohibits certain devices which enhance a vehicle's capacity to emit soot, smoke or other particulate emissions

This argument has been ongoing and hasn't really moved much. The most recent action has it holding in committee.


The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the practice of "rolling coal," or retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles with equipment to enhance the vehicle's capacity to blast out harmful soot, smoke, or other particulate emissions.

Those with diesel trucks (or cars) have seen an insane increase in the price of diesel fuel here in New York State and across the USA. It has a major impact on everything we buy as MOST of the economy depends on trucks and trains for transporting goods.

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