Publications: Green Freight


Survey of China’s road freight system and an evaluation of the potential benefits of promoting green freight programs in China.


Provides information on market dynamics, opportunities and barriers for truck fuel-saving technologies and operational measures, and the potential benefits of building a more robust and extensive Transporte Limpio program, and harmonizing it with the SmartWay program in the U.S.


Presents the proceedings of the of the "Latin America Workshop on Green Freight Programs" held in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 2017. During the three-day event, government officials, industry representatives, and experts discussed and identified challenges, opportunities, potential solutions and next steps to promote the development of green freight programs in Latin America.


Summarizes the key barriers that impede the adoption of fuel-saving technologies in the trucking sector and discusses some of the ways policymakers can combat them.


A step-by-step resource for conducting a freight assessment when the ultimate goal is to develop a green freight program. This document includes useful guidance and best practices on executing each of the four key elements of a freight assessment and provides examples of the types of analysis that the data collected will enable.


Overview of key technologies and best practices, with recommendations for future research.


Explores performance levels and adoption rates of trailer technologies that reduce fuel consumption in tractor-trailers and identifies challenges and opportunities going forward by capturing a broad cross-section of experts in the Canadian trucking industry.


Analysis of market barriers to the widespread adoption of off-the-shelf efficiency technologies, including limited availability, lack of credible information about benefits, and uncertainty about the length of payback period.


Examines reasons for the limited adoption of cost-effective fuel-saving technologies in the EU, as input to the European Commission’s policy deliberations on reducing GHG emissions from HDVs.