California Makes Moves Toward Zero-Emissions Shipping Industry & Cleaner Fleets

The state of California has embarked on what’s being called a “massive transformation of the freight movement system” with a new plan that includes electric or natural gas-fueled semi-trucks, new traffic management systems and greater use of biogas for moving crops. The state released the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan earlier this month.

Among the features of the draft plan are the deployment by 2030 of 100,000 zero- and near-zero emissions trucks, trains, harbor crafts, airport ground service vehicles, and other vehicles that move freight, according to industry newsletter Trucks.com. The plan also seeks to reduce emissions by slashing the use of petroleum-based fuels by freight movers.

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