OTTAWA, Ont.–The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has unveiled a 14-point action plan it says will drastically reduce smog and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the freight transportation sector.
The proposed measures, contained in a document entitled Trucking & a Made-in-Canada Clean Air Act, would, according to CTA, have the equivalent impact in terms of air quality and GHG of removing over 200,000 heavy trucks from Canadian roads.
CTA CEO David Bradley says the trucking industry, “shares its workplace with the public and takes its responsibility to operating in a safe and environmentally sustainable way very seriously,” in terms of major new advancements in truck engines and diesel fuel emissions standards.
“Trucking is the dominant mode of freight transportation in Canada and will continue to be so. As such we have a major role to play in ensuring that air pollution and GHG emissions are minimized. We have been and will continue to play a leadership role and are calling upon the federal and provincial governments to work with us to achieve this,” Bradley says.