Why Green Freight?

The freight sector—trucks, trains, marine vessels, airplanes, and other modes—provides a vital service delivering foods, goods, and resources. But the movement of freight also affects our economies, communities, and local and global environments in profound ways. Moreover, the freight sector is growing: more freight, weighing more, is being moved by more modes farther and faster with each passing decade. As globalization, urbanization, and global economies continue to expand, the freight sector will too, consuming more fuel and releasing harmful emissions. Several trends now point to the need for a cleaner, more efficient freight sector.