Green issues / Sustainability

News & Analysis

Natural gas tank
14 Feb 2014
Truckload carrier C.R. England is putting more LNG trucks on the road in Southern California, as abundant natural gas builds interest in the alternative fuel.
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.
Crowley vessel
27 Nov 2013
Crowley has ordered two LNG-powered ships that will each carry up to 2,400 20-foot-equivalent units of containers and nearly 400 vehicles to replace triple-deck towed barges...
Natural gas tanks
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated $1.4 million for two projects that will collect information on the use of liquefied natural gas...
M-580 is expected to initially eliminate 200 trucks from I-580.
08 Nov 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the opening Marine Highway M-580, also known as the California Green Trade Corridor...



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.