Retailers, manufacturers and other suppliers should support strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for our nation’s heavy-trucks.

Rules matter to business

Freight is a significant contributor to Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions—totaling 16% of U.S. corporate emissions—and trucks are by far the largest source of freight emissions.

New heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards will generate significant emissions reductions, and meaningful reductions in the cost of shipping. By 2030, companies that rely on truck fleets to move their products stand to save millions of dollars a year as a result of strong standards.

By putting its voice on the side of stronger fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty trucks, your company will help secure critical reductions in climate pollution.

What new rules will accomplish

The US EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are jointly promulgating new heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency standards. The tractor-trailer combination trucks that move goods for manufacturers, retailers, consumer brands, and other product suppliers will be pushed to improve performance under these new rules.

The new standards, if bold, could reduce oil consumption by 1.4 million barrels a day while keeping 270 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year out of our atmosphere by 2030.

These new standards will build upon heavy-duty truck efficiency standards that went into place in January 2014. The agencies are expected to issue draft rules for the new standards in March 2015, which likely come into effect in 2020.

Existing technologies can cost-effectively reduce fuel consumption by 40% as compared to 2010 trucks.

Companies need to act

Retailers, manufacturers and other suppliers have a critical role to play in securing strong new standards that will slash greenhouse gas emissions and reduce freight costs.

We want to work with you. To learn more how you can engage, contact Jason Mathers.

Learn more:

  • Green Trucks Good for Business: An executive summary for an analysis of a bold standard on freight costs. The analysis confirms cleaner, fuel efficient freight trucks yield big savings over the long haul.