Freight

(Blog Post - 9/12/2017)
The extreme weather events sweeping the United States, from wildfires in the West to hurricanes in the South, are causing untold personal suffering and damaging US infrastructure. We want to help residents and businesses get back on their feet, and...
(Document - 5/24/2017)
The Department of Energy’s SuperTruck Program is a partnership with truck manufacturers and suppliers launched in 2010 to improve freight efficiency by 50 percent. This fact sheet discusses the benefits of the first phase of the program, including U...
(Document - 7/23/2014)
Information and communications technology (ICT) can permit large energy savings in the freight transportation sector while improving speed, reliability, and security. Transportation and logistics professionals have been using ICT tools for decades,...
(Document - 6/11/2014)
A broad range of engine and vehicle technologies are now available or under development to increase the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles beyond the technologies needed to meet the existing fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards, adopted...
(Blog Post - 5/13/2014)
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out the GROW AMERICA (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America) Act recently, calling for...
(Blog Post - 5/5/2014)
State and local governments are laboratories for innovation in energy efficiency policies and programs. Policymakers, regulators, and citizens at all levels increasingly recognize that energy efficiency is crucially important to their economies and...
(Document - 4/9/2014)
In reauthorizing federal transportation programs, Congress should: Broaden the National Freight Policy to include all freight modes Expand required freight performance measures and targets to include modal balance, resiliency, and energy efficiency...
(Blog Post - 3/4/2014)
The president recently announced that a second phase of fuel efficiency and [no-glossary]greenhouse gas[/no-glossary] standards for heavy-duty vehicles will be proposed in March of 2015, with rule adoption a year later. Some aspects of the program...
(Document - 3/4/2014)
This paper compares two structural options for the next phase of U.S. heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards. The program could regulate engines and vehicles separately, as the first phase did, or it could move to a full-...
(Blog Post - 9/25/2013)
[no-glossary]Heavy-duty vehicles consume 2.9 million barrels per day of petroleum fuels in the United States today. In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency adopted standards to reduce the...