The American Trucking Associations is committed to a bold sustainability program that will have an immediate impact on the environment, reducing fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and thus reducing the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons over the next ten years.
Our new plan will extend the significant progress industry has already made over the past 24 years in reducing its carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment. Delivering Economic Value: Trucking is the driving force behind the nation's economy moving 11 billion tons of freight each year. Trucks deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; 80 percent of U.S. communities receive their goods exclusively by truck.
Delivering Environmental Improvements: New engines, highly efficient particulate filters, ultra-low sulfur diesel oil, and new management techniques have reduced the industry's environmental impact significantly.
Lowering Our Carbon Footprint: Thanks to ATA's cooperation with the government and 37,000 affiliates to develop and encourage use of its sustainability recommendations, the program will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons and CO2 emissions from all vehicles by 900 million tons in the next 10 years, ATA estimates.