Freight is an essential part of a globalized, modern economy. It is also responsible for eight percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. This is significant in itself, but even more concerning is that emissions from freight transportation are also growing. And fast.
The good news is that there are actions we can take today to reduce this growth in freight emissions and actually achieve significant absolute reductions in carbon pollution. These actions can be cost-effective and will enable freight to be moved more efficiently and responsibly.
The sustainable freight infographic below brings to life facts and figures that illustrate the challenge and opportunity freight presents us today. We need both strong new policies and bold corporate leadership to reduce freight emissions.