The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website.
The compendium identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry, ranging from driver training, idle reduction, and speed management, to vehicle aerodynamics, tires, and engine systems. The compendium also provides research findings on the costs and benefits associated with the practices.
The update adds the some of the latest research on practices being used by trucking companies to save fuel and reduce emissions.
'"Sustainability is often viewed as managing the triple bottom line – profits, people, and planet," said Mike Tunnell, ATRI director of environmental research. "The practices identified in the compendium can not only save companies money but also improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions."
ATRI says the compendium was designed to be a one-stop shop for information on motor carrier sustainable practices. It also identifies ways that public sector practices such as congestion mitigation, research and testing, and the use of standards can advance sustainable freight practices.