Zero Emission in Freight:

Heavy-Duty Trucks (HDT)

In order to address the impacts from freight related trucking, Moving Forward Network (MFN) demands comprehensive regulations that center the needs of frontline workers and communities. Without these critical regulations and resources, our communities will continue to suffer from the public health and environmental damages caused by the heavy-duty truck sector.

MFN’s Demands on Heavy-Duty Trucks

On October 26, 2021, MFN submitted numerous recommendations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to address the environmental and public health impacts from the freight transportation system. Among these are specific demands relating to heavy-duty trucks.

Transition to zero-emission trucks and buses, by setting stringent emissions standards and zero-emission sales mandates.

Require that all new trucks have zero emissions beginning in 2035.

Retire all combustion trucks on or before 2045.

Consider environmental justice impacts and priorities “from source to tailpipe to grave."

Not promote false solutions (e.g., carbon trading and/or “greenwashed” energy that comes from non-renewable and heavy-polluting sources such as natural gas, biomass, etc.).

Public Comments for the Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Rule

The EPA is hosting two public hearings for the draft rule on May 2nd and May 3rd.

To register for the hearings: please email by May 1, 2023.

To testify at the hearing or request special accommodations: please email: by April 26, 2023.

View MFN’s Public Comments

Omnibus Low NOx Regulation Comments

Comments in Support of Granting California’s Waiver Request for the Heavy-Duty Low NOx Omnibus Rule, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2022-0332.
View PDF.

Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Emission Warranty and Maintenance Provisions Comments

Comments in Support of Granting California’s Waiver Request for the 2018 Heavy-Duty Emissions Warranty Amendments, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2022-0330.
View PDF.

Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, ZE Airport Shuttle Rule, and ZE Powertrain Certification Rule Comments

Comments in Support of Granting California’s Waiver Request for the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Rule, and Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Rule, Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2022-0331.
View PDF.


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The EPA’s Heavy Duty Truck (HDT) Rule

Beginning our Zero Emission in Freight campaign MFN members, allies, and supporters are organizing to address the recently released the EPA proposed HDT Rule.

MFN’s response to the HDT Rule is that the current draft:

DOES NOT ensure emission reductions for environmental justice communities.

DOES NOT require the deployment of zero emission heavy duty trucks.

Ultimately leaves significant emissions reductions and zero emission requirements to future rules.

Heavy Duty Truck Rule Fact Sheet | April 2023

This fact sheet intends to support and inform MFN and its members on the ongoing heavy-duty truck part of the Zero Emission in Freight Campaign, its relevant developments, and the future at stake.

This fact sheet is also intended to share summary detail about what MFN demanded over the course of the rulemaking process and what we will be demanding for the future rules.


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