SAE TOMORROW TODAY: Setting Realistic Expectations For Trucking Decarbonization
Jim Mullen, Executive Director, Clean Freight Coalition
The strategy to transition away from carbon based fuels must be rooted in reality. Success depends on cost parity, the right market incentives, necessary infrastructure, and access to a wide array of scarce natural resources. As an alliance of trucking industry stakeholders committed to a clean energy future, the Clean Freight Coalition is bringing sanity to the electrification conversation. From rational policymaking to balanced national standards, their goal is to ensure a zero-emission future is achieved in a responsible manner--one that assures affordable and reliable freight transportation and protects the nation's supply chain. We sat down with Jim Mullen, Executive Director, Clean Freight Coalition, to discuss the trucking industry's proven track record of environmental stewardship, the need to incentivize options other than battery electric for trucking fleets, and how unrealistic expectations could put our economy into a tailspin.