Sponsor: Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental initiatives and proposed regulations are steering small and large fleet and freight shippers toward zero-emissions replacements for their diesel-powered trucks.
As these moves get underway, what are some of the biggest challenges for fleet leaders? What public policy initiatives are needed to make these vehicles more affordable and available? And for shippers what policies are needed to arrive at zero-emission vehicle adoption in the supply chain?
In the final installment of our three-part electric truck series, The Hill will bring together lawmakers and business leaders to discuss the future of zero-emissions trucks for shippers and fleets.
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Wednesday, September 15
1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT
- Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), Ranking Member, House Select Committee on Climate
- Dr. Jane Lin, Professor, Dept. of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Steven Moelk, Project Implementation Manager of Zero Emission Delivery Initiatives, IKEA
- Russell Musgrove, Managing Director of Global Vehicles, FedEx Express
- Jimmy O'Dea, Deputy Director of Trucks, CALSTART
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair, Senate Finance Committee
- Jason Mathers, Director, Vehicles & Freight Strategy, Environmental Defense Fund
- Sam Stockdale, Vice President, Head of Environment and Sustainability, Link Industrial Properties
- Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill
Corporate shippers, large fleet operators and truck and engine manufacturers face growing pressure to drive down pollution from medium and heavy-duty vehicles, which contribute to climate change and cause serious harm to human health. Leading businesses understand the urgency and are already starting to make the switch to zero-emission alternatives.
Both corporate leadership and policy action are critical to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks. That’s why one of the most powerful tools businesses have to drive progress is their political influence.