NTEA—The Association for the Work Truck Industry announced a climate change policy. It continues the Association’s commitment to facilitating productive use of alternative fuels and advanced technologies for commercial vehicles. The policy also explains how the work truck industry represents a positive force in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Further, it provides the opportunity to educate the public, regulators, and legislators about the industry’s solutions to society’s environmental concerns.
“The work truck industry is at the forefront of alternative fuels and advanced technologies and plays a key role as part of the solution to the environmental challenges we face,” says Peter Miller, NTEA chair. “NTEA’s policy emphasizes the importance of multiple technology and fuel options on the path to zero emissions, as work trucks do not represent a one-size-fits-all situation.”
Additionally, NTEA’s managing director, Mike Kastner, says climate change is serious, and every industry has a role to play. He says the NTEA recognizes the industry’s position could make a significant difference through the development of innovative technology. “The industry will produce vocational trucks for the future that both increase overall vehicle efficiency and reduce GHGs on the path to zero emissions,” Kastner says.
- We support evidence-based, scientifically grounded policy solutions that are fuel and technology agnostic. We believe there are multiple paths to a zero-emissions future.
- Solutions should be data-driven.
- Industry has an important role to play in driving new technological solutions. Government policy can help create the enabling environment for such innovation.
In the new policy, NTEA reiterates it’s imperative that the national discussion includes work trucks. This is because commercial vehicles play a vital role in our productive economy. They also represent an opportunity to effectively and rapidly deploy alternative fuels and advanced technologies.
“NTEA is dedicated to building knowledge and acceptance of technologies that will reduce GHG emissions,” says Steve Carey, NTEA president and CEO. “Further, we support and develop driver training and vehicle purchasing education to enhance vehicle efficiency.”
Find out more and view NTEA’s full climate change policy, visit www.ntea.com/climatechange.