Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Freight Movement through Eco­-Driving

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Kanok Boriboonsomsin – Associate Research Engineer, Center for Environmental Research, University of California, Riverside

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Research has shown eco-driving can save fuel while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but most of the research to date has focused on passenger vehicles. So what are the benefits of eco-driving for heavy-duty truck? Kanok Boriboonsomsin from the University of California, Riverside shared the state-of-the-knowledge on eco-driving practices and programs applied to heavy-duty trucks; the effectiveness of tested or implemented programs; and key challenges and barriers in implementing and sustaining a successful truck eco-driving program. Policy implications and additional research needs were also discussed.

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