Most freight is powered by diesel engines. While these diesel engines play a big role in moving goods and supporting our economy, they also produce emissions hazardous to human health and the environment. Freight is a major source of emissions, accounting for 27% of all NOx emissions and 1/3 of PM10 emissions from mobile sources in the United States.
Idling takes place when a vehicle’s propulsion engine runs while the vehicle is not moving. It is a serious issue both financially and environmentally as it wastes fuel (a long-haul heavy duty truck consumes around 0.8 gallons of fuel per hour) and it produces emissions such as NOx and Particulate Matter. Idling has been prevalent… Read More
Each month, the Federal Highway Administration hosts the “Talking Freight” webinars. These webinars are part of a broader initiative to help the freight and planning workforce to broaden their freight knowledge base and to provide tools and training to help the freight workforce meet tomorrow’s transportation challenges.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary public-private partnership between various freight industry sectors and EPA designed to conserve fuel while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Companies that provide or hire freight delivery and logistics services can become SmartWay Transport partners.