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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"ATA hopes the administration will set forth a path that is both based on the best science and research available and economically achievable," said Bill Graves president and CEO of ATA.
The Volvo Group committed its support to working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Phase II of the national program to reduce...