Our Recommendations for a Cleaner Tomorrow
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is committed to a series of measures designed to further reduce the carbon emissions of trucks in the United States. Our recommendations are practical and achievable and will deliver immediate benefit.
In an industry with thin profit margins and escalating fuel costs, increasing fuel efficiency and minimizing fuel consumption are major goals of any trucking company. Those goals coincide with the global need for industries to reduce their carbon footprint and their overall environmental impact.
With its 37,000 members and affiliated organizations, ATA is confident that the trucking industry can make a major contribution to the move toward a sustainable economy.
|ATA is a SmartWaySM Transport Partnership Excellence Award Winner|
Speed Limits & Speed Governing:
Reducing the national speed limit to 65 miles per hour (mph) for all vehicles, and govern speeds on trucks manufactured after 1992 at no more than 65 miles per hour.
Increasing fuel efficiency by encouraging participation in the U.S. EPA SmartWaySM Transport Partnership Program
Reducing congestion by improving highways
More Productive Truck Combinations:
Increased volumes of freight can be moved with less fuel
Fuel Economy Standards:
Supporting national fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks