Five trucking associations joined together to launch the Clean Freight Coalition to serve as a collective voice for key trucking industry stakeholders on energy and emissions issues.
Made up of motor carriers of every size and sector, truck manufacturers, and truck dealers, the CFC’s mission is to:
- Educate policy makers on the progress the trucking industry has made in reducing emissions and protecting the environment;
- Promote the work underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation; and
- 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 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,” said Jim Ward, president of the Truckload Carriers Association, a founding member of the coalition. “For this to happen, we need carrier involvement in all stages of the testing process to help identify operational challenges on the ground. All modes of our industry stand ready to work together to prepare for this essential transition."
Who Are the Founding Members of the Clean Freight Coalition?
- American Trucking Associations
- American Truck Dealers, a division of the National Automobile Dealers Association;
- National Tank Truck Carriers
- Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association
- Truckload Carriers Association
Jim Mullen will serve as CFC’s executive director. Mullen has extensive regulatory, legislative, and legal experience within the industry, having previously served as acting administrator and chief counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, chief administrative and legal officer of a publicly traded autonomous truck developer, and general counsel for a large publicly traded truck company.
“America’s truck dealers sell and service the newest, cleanest, and safest trucks available,” said Laura Perrotta, President of ATD. “Truck dealers are essential to turning over America’s aging truck fleet, and with nearly half of America’s trucking fleet over 10 years old, there is a lot of work this new coalition can do together to prepare the marketplace for the next generation of clean trucks.”
NTTC President and CEO Ryan Streblow said the association will “stand ready with our partners to embrace and help implement new scalable technologies and infrastructure on a timeline which is obtainable.”
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