How to stop the trucking industry from turning our streets into trash dumps
The industry’s business model relies on making the world’s largest trucks as dirty as possible, while also making them cheap.
In an effort to keep costs down, the industry’s chief executive has proposed cutting trucking’s subsidy to help reduce emissions and reduce pollution.
The American Trucking Associations trade group says the subsidy cuts are the biggest ever made to the truck industry.
However, some of the industry groups that make up the trade group say that’s not the whole story.
A new study by the American Truckers Association (ATA) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that the truck subsidy cuts have not kept truck prices in line with the cost of doing business, but that they have resulted in some of their biggest profits going to those at the top of the truck supply chain.
The APTA and the ATCA both released separate reports on Monday that showed that the subsidies cut by the truck companies over the last several years have helped drive the price of trucks down while allowing them to grow their profits at the expense of the public.
While the ATSA report found that trucks have seen significant price increases since the subsidies were introduced, the APTA report found it’s not true that truck prices have dropped in line.
The trade group found that in the last decade, the average cost of delivering a truck fell by more than 10% and that the average price per gallon of fuel has risen by more that 10%.
The APTAs report found the cost to deliver a truck has more than doubled from just five years ago, while the average gas price has jumped by nearly 20%.
In a statement on Monday, the ATA said it was concerned that the industry was still not seeing a clear correlation between the increased costs of trucking and the reduced pollution levels that the subsidy cut was meant to alleviate.
“While it is true that the cost and the price have increased, the fact is that there has not been a reduction in the amount of CO2 that we are seeing in the air,” said APTA President and CEO Peter B. O’Donnell.
“This is yet another example of why we need a bipartisan coalition in Congress to ensure that we achieve this goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality.”
The ATSAs report also found that companies are increasing pollution in order to earn money.
The ATCAs report said that some of this pollution is not even being emitted by the companies that make the trucks, but by polluting the air that they use.
For example, the report found more than 60% of the emissions from the transportation industry come from trucks, buses and rail vehicles that are not manufactured by the company that makes the truck.
“Companies have been able to continue to build trucks and gas stations at an unprecedented rate despite the fact that they emit a staggering amount of carbon dioxide,” O’Connell said.
“It is time for the American people to put a stop to this industry’s reckless and unsustainable behavior and support the public health efforts required to address the problem.”
According to a 2014 study, about 70% of all emissions in the United States come from the industry.
In the U.S., the industry produces more than 20% of Americas carbon emissions, the most of any industry, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
The truck industry’s lobbying arm, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, has been pushing the federal government to eliminate the subsidy.
The coalition has been critical of the Obama administration’s proposal to extend the subsidy for five years, but the administration says the subsidies will be fully phased out in 2025.
“These subsidies have no impact on the efficiency of the transportation sector, and they will be completely eliminated by 2025,” the White House said in a statement.
“They also have no effect on the quality of air in the country.
They are a tax on our environment, and an economic tax on American workers and families.
The federal government has to stop subsidizing the truck sector.”