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Trucking stakeholders launch clean freight coalition

[ March 31, 2023   //   ]

A group of truck transportation stakeholders recently launched the Clean Freight Coalition (CFC) to serve as a collective voice for key trucking industry stakeholders. Made up of motor carriers of every size and sector, truck manufacturers, and truck dealers, the CFC’s mission is to: Educate policy makers on the incredible progress the trucking industry has made in reducing emissions and protecting the environment; Promote the work underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation; and Advocate for sound public policies that transition toward a zero-emission future in a manner that assures affordable and reliable freight transportation and protects the nation’s supply chain.
The five founding members of CFC are the: American Trucking Associations (ATA); American Truck Dealers (ATD); National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC); Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA); and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).
“Trucking is the backbone of our economy and critical to the nation’s supply chain. It is an honor to lead the CFC in its pursuit to get to zero emissions in a responsible and feasible manner,” said Jim Mullen, who will serve as CFC’s executive director.
ATA President and CEO Chris Spear pipped in by saying: “The trucking industry starts with ‘Yes,’ as we’ve demonstrated through massive emission reductions over the last three decades. To get to zero, we must be honest and transparent about the road ahead. Success depends on a national energy strategy that is inclusive of our industry – the most central and critical link in the supply chain.”