Today a group of truck transportation stakeholders launched the Clean Freight Coalition (CFC) to serve as a collective voice for key trucking industry stakeholders. Made up of motor carriers of every size and sector, truck manufacturers, and truck dealers, the CFC's mission is to:
1 Educate policy makers on the incredible progress the trucking industry has made in reducing emissions and protecting the environment;
2 Promote the work underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation; and
3 Advocate for sound public policies that transition toward a zero-emission future in a manner that assures affordable and reliable freight transportation and protects the nation's supply chain.
The five founding members of CFC are the:
• American Trucking Associations (ATA);
• American Truck Dealers (ATD), a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association;
• National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC);
• Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA); and
• Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
TCA President, Jim Ward said "TCA is excited to be a part of this important coalition. Truckload has long been on the road to zero—embracing new advancements in emissions-reducing technology and critical improvements to infrastructure. The key to our shared success will be in establishing a realistic timeline and multiple-solution approach that ensures productivity for drivers and reliability within the supply chain for consumers.”