The Future of Trucks - Implications for Energy and the Environment

The road freight sector is both a key enabler of economic activity and a key source of energy demand, in particular oil. Trucks rely almost exclusively on oil-based fuels. They are the second largest source of global oil demand, following passenger cars and at a similar level as the entire industry sector. Road freight is the largest source of global diesel demand, at around half of the global total. With this high dependency of trucks on oil come environmental concerns.

Governor Brown's Executive Order B-32-15

Order to develop a plan that establishes targets to improve freight efficiency and transition to zero-emission technologies.

Sustainable Freight: Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions, Discussion Document

Actions that respond to ARB’s direction to identify, prioritize, and recommend measures/actions to meet air quality and climate needs.

Greening your operations

Tips on fuel-saving behaviours and technologies for shippers and carriers.

National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Conducts research and publishes findings that inform investment and operations decisions affecting the performance of the freight sector.

Logistics Best Practice Guide

This is an extensive review of existing best practices in the area of freight logistics.

London Freight Plan

Aims to coordinate the role of freight in London's growth, and contains proposals to deliver improvements for freight in London.

Sustainable Freight Transport Initiative

Sets out to improve freight efficiency, transition to zero-emission technologies, and increase competitiveness of CA’s freight system.

EDF Green Freight Project

A series of resources to help companies design and launch their own Green Freight projects.

World Bank Logistics Performance Index

The LPI is an interactive website that compares and examines the realtive performance on trade logistics for 160 countries.