Green issues / Sustainability

Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

12 Nov 2014
Ryder System and Mansfield Clean Energy Partners are teaming up to offer natural gas vehicles and fuel to bulk carriers hauling gasoline and diesel.
13 Feb 2014
Using pallet-sized, battery-powered, temperature-controlled containers, Averitt Express is changing its refrigerated less-than-truckload delivery model.
09 Jan 2014
Rising shipper demand for returnable or reusable freight packaging is driving expansion at packIQ, which designs and makes industrial packaging.

Commentary

You may not have watched the 2014 State of the Union address by President Obama and, if you did, you may have missed his announcement that he would be introducing new fuel efficiency standards for trucks in the coming months. (It came around 35 minutes in.) The announcement was indicative of the significant changes that should be, can be and already are being made to the fuel efficiency, and hence emissions levels, of freight trucks in the U.S.