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.
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.