ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has published a compendium of sustainable freight practices employed by the trucking industry.
The compendium, available at www.atri-online.org, identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry, including: driver training; idle-reduction; speed management; vehicle aerodynamics; tires; and engine systems. The organization also examines the costs and benefits of the various technologies.
“Sustainable practices are an emerging focus for trucking companies. ATRI’s compendium is a great resource for gaining insight into what many of these practices are as well as the potential costs and benefits associated with them,” said Chad England, chief executive officer of C.R. England, who sits on the ATRI Research Advisory Committee.
The compendium also looks at how the public sector can contribute to greater efficiency through things such as congestion mitigation, research and testing and the use of standards that can advance sustainable freight practices.
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