The Good Haul: Innovations That Improve Freight Transportation and Protect the Environment

Freight transportation is a necessary and beneficial part of the economy, but it does create some negative environmental impacts. Greenhouse gas exhausts, noise, traffic congestion, and air pollution all take their toll on local communities and the environment. This paper addresses the freight transportation modes of rail, ships, and trucking. It presents innovative and real-world measures that increase the efficiency of freight transportation and decrease pollution. The ten chapters included in the paper have the following headings: Chapter 1: Port and corridor cleanup plans; Chapter 2: Shoreside power; Chapter 3: Ship cleanup; Chapter 4: Coastal shipping; Chapter 5: Rail yard and port cargo handling equipment; Chapter 6: Diesel engine emissions reductions and incentives; Chapter 7: Truck tolling; Chapter 8: Truck stop electrification; Chapter 9: Logistics; Chapter 10: On-the-horizon technologies for rail, port and maritime.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 68p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2010 12:15PM