Implement Clean Truck Program
For any clean truck program to be successful, it must be built upon a solid foundation that ensures both economic and environmental sustainability. By incorporating the steps described above, CRT and EDF have successfully partnered with many of the largest ports in the nation to implement clean truck programs that have had incredibly positive impacts on drayage truck pollution in those ports. For example, the clean truck program adopted at the Ports of LA and Long Beach has reduced pollution from diesel trucks at the port by over 80%.
The first phase of the CRT/EDF National Clean Trucks Initiative is built around the goal of establishing clean truck programs at the 10 largest container ports in the country. Currently, nine of the ten largest ports in the country have clean truck programs that CRT/EDF have partnered in (Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, Oakland, Norfolk, Houston, Charleston, Seattle and Tacoma). CRT and EDF are actively working with the Georgia Ports Authority to have a clean truck program established there soon.
Based on the success of the first phase of the CRT/EDF National Clean Trucks Initiative, we began phase two of the Initiative in 2012, which will bring clean truck programs to other key ports in the nation, which are largely found in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf regions of the country. Additionally, CRT/EDF are exploring opportunities to implement clean truck programs on an international scale, especially in emerging markets like Hong Kong, China and India. As in the US, the power of CRT’s international market leaders will be the catalyst to drive this change.