According to the ATRI website http://atri-online.org/ the newly published report deals with a wide range of methodologies to improve the way the trucking business is conducted.
“This compendium describes sustainable practices from the trucking industry’s perspective and highlights the positive impacts of, and opportunities for, specific sustainability tools and programs. The various sections of the compendium describe the role truck drivers can play in advancing sustainability, including driving and vehicle operating techniques that can significantly decrease fuel consumption. Also included in the compendium are vehicle practices including a discussion of trends and impacts related to aerodynamics, tires, engines, alternative fuels, cargo management systems, and higher productivity vehicles. The compendium also describes the role of the public sector in advancing sustainability in the trucking industry, including congestion mitigation, financial incentives and government-funded research and development.”
Sustainability has entered the lexicon in recent decades and has become the buzzword for politicians, media, regulators and business leaders. The definition of sustainability has yet to be truly defined but has a broad meaning of having little impact on the environment while improving the economic benefit to businesses.