ATA supports proposed greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency regulations

Organization believes Administration’s approach feasible, to improving truck fuel economy and lowering emissions

ATA reaffirmed its support for truck fuel efficiency standards last week by adopting a new energy policy that promotes national fuel economy standards for trucks as a preferred method of addressing the industry’s carbon footprint. The policy states that “carbon emission reductions achieved through national truck fuel economy standards are preferable to government actions that increase fuel prices in an effort to discourage petroleum-based diesel fuel consumption or mandate the use of alternative fuels.” While any federally-mandated carbon control program applied to transportation fuels likely will increase the cost of fossil fuels, discussions of carbon control programs should be premised on fundamental principles designed to minimize disruptions to the transportation of goods and to protect the viability of the trucking industry.

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