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.).

MFN’s Public Comments

Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Rule Public Comments

The EPA released its draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3.

MFN submitted over 100 pages of technical comments reiterating our priorities regarding heavy duty trucks. The final rule is set to be released in December 2023.


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Heavy Duty Truck Rule Comments

View comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Heavy-Duty Engine Standards are submitted by the over 50 organizations that make up the Moving Forward Network (MFN).


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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.

Thanks 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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