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Aug 10, 2016

CLEANER TRUCKS * USA: California's Freight Action Plan

* California - Truck groups take issue with State Sustainable Freight Plan


--- The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators... The plan is important to trucking as the agency regards it as a “blueprint” for making the state’s freight transport system environmentally cleaner, more efficient, and more economically competitive... The ambitious plan includes “a long term-2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transport system” along with these slightly more near-term, albeit arguably vague targets: 

° Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030 
° Deploy over 100,000 zero-emission vehicles/equipment and “maximize near-zero” by 2020 
° Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry

 ... In statement on the finalized action plan, Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association, said that for California to “spur innovation” in zero and near-zero emission technologies, the state “must make a business case for new investment from the trucking industry, which is already spending $1 billion a year to bring about a more sustainable freight system. Broad expansion of regulations targeting freight facilities will impede this progress by discouraging the investment needed to achieve California's environmental and economic goals” ...
(Image: Shows cars on the Golden Gate Bridge during the end of the morning commute in San Francisco) -- Sacramento, CAL, USA - TruckingInfo, by David Cullen - August 8, 2016

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