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About the US Freight Sustainability Summit
About the US Freight Sustainability Summit
The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit took an in-depth look at the critical role that the goods movement sector plays in our nations economy, energy security and environment.
Co-hosted by U.S. EPA SmartWay, American Trucking Associations, Environmental Defense Fund and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the conference featured leaders from companies and organizations that are invested, engaged and actively pursuing sustainability in the U.S. freight sector. These leaders and stakeholders shared their insights and experiences in successfully integrating sustainability into their transportation management and business practices.
- National Freight Sustainability Summit in Washington, DC. This Week to Focus on Vital Role Transportation and Goods Movement Plays in US Economy, Labor Market & Sustainability. (AlaskaDispatch.com.) November 16, 2011.
- Freight Sustainability Summit Kicks Off Today in Washington. (Truckinginfo.com.) November 17, 2011.
- Executive Says Shippers at Sustainability "Tipping Point'. The Journal of Commerce. November 18, 2011.
- Freight Sustainability Future Depends On Strong EPA SmartWay Program.EDF (EnvironmentalDefense Fund.org.) November 22, 2011.
- Link to Summit Agenda and Program.
Thursday November 17, 2011
Supporting the Economy, Environmental Sustainability, Jobs, and Energy Independence: Part I
How leading companies are creating value, achieving environmental and economic sustainability, and contributing to energy security and job growth by improving productivity, lowering costs, and reducing emissions. (Moderator:James Jack, Executive Director, Coalition for Responsible Transportation)
Randy Mullett,Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs, Con-way Inc
Enhancing Our Nations Energy Security, Growing the Economy, Protecting Jobs. (PDF) (11 pp., 445 KB)
Jim Butts, Senior Vice President Transportation, CH Robinson
Sustainability: People, Planet, Progress (PDF) (7 pp., 299 KB)
Lindsay Chason, Senior Manager, Environmental Innovations, The Home Depot
Sustainability and The Home Depot (PDF) (8 pp., 424 KB)
INTERVIEW AND DISCUSSION
Sustainable Goods Movement How supply chains balance environmental stewardship and growth. (Moderator: Richard Kassel, Senior Attorney and Director, Natural Resources Defense Council)
President, Total Transportation Services, Inc.
TTSI Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program (PDF) (22 pp., 1.3 M)
Ken Dorsey, Executive Director, Tank Car Safety, American Association of Railroads
Railroad Industry Perspective on Sustainability (PDF) (14 pp.,198 KB)
William Nurthen, General Manager, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Port Commerce Department Environment and WaterWay Development Program
Port of New York and New Jersey Sustainability (PDF) (2 pp., 184 KB)
Building an Efficient, Competitive and Environmentally Sustainable Freight Supply Chain in North America Perspectives on accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies and energy savings for the multimodal, North American supply chain. (Moderator Dennis McLerran, EPA Regional Administrator, Region 10)
Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum
Perspectives on accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies and energy savings Influence and Future Aspects of Clean Diesel Power (PDF) (23 pp., 791 KB)
Dave Berry, Vice President, Swift Transportation
Sustainability in Transportation (PDF) (32, 2.9 M)
Susan Alt, Vice President, Strategy and Industry Relations, Volvo Trucks
Building an Efficient, Competitive and Environmentally Sustainable Freight Supply Chain in North America (PDF) (14 pp., 889 KB)
Friday, November 18, 2011
Achieving Sustainability through SmartWay Verified Technologies and Operational Practices
The future of SmartWay tractors and trailers, and how SmartWay verified equipment, information technology and operational practices are contributing to sustainable transportation. (Moderator: Sam Waltzer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation and Climate Division)
John Emerson, Director of Standards and Government Relations, Michelin
Delivering Fuel Efficient Tires to Address a Market Need: The New Generation Wide Base Single (PDF) (14 pp, 932 KB)
Elizabeth Fretheim, Director, Business Strategy & Sustainability, Walmart
Commitment to Sustainability Walmart Logistics (PDF) (PDF) (15 pp, 1.7 M)
Director, Emissions Compliance, PACCAR
PACCAR and Sustainability (PDF) (18 pp., 2.3 M)
Jeff Sims, President, Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association
Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (PDF) (16 pp., 1.4 M)
Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking and Carbon Accounting
How SmartWays second-generation tools meet the need for performance benchmarking and carbon accounting in the supply chain. (Moderator: Beverly Banister, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Director, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division)
Tony Craig, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Transportation & Logistics
Corporate Supply Chain Efficiency (PDF) (10 pp., 1.1 M)
Matt Payne, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
SmartWay Overview (PDF) (10 pp., 415 KB)
Gail Barnes, Marketing Director, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Dairy Fleet Smart (PDF) (11 pp., 416 KB)
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
As Assistant Administrator for EPAs Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment.
Prior to her confirmation, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. In her 25 year career, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.
McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.
Thursday Morning Remarks
President, Environmental Defense Fund
Finding The Ways That Work: Synergies For Advancing Sustainable Freight Transport
In his 26 years at the helm, Fred Krupp has overseen the growth of EDF from a small nonprofit into a recognized worldwide leader in the environmental movement.
Krupp is widely recognized as the foremost champion of harnessing market forces for environmental ends, such as the market-based acid rain reduction plan in the 1990 Clean Air Act that The Economist hailed as the greatest green success story of the past decade. Today, this approach has become the leading model for solving the problem of global warming.
He has broken new ground with strategic corporate partnerships resulting in the elimination of millions of pounds of waste, the adoption of hybrid delivery vehicles, and an accord to reduce the environmental risks of nanotechnology. He also helped launch the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, whose Fortune 500 members have called for strict limits on global warming pollution. The New York Times says, Krupp has made a career of successfully pushing companies to make tough environmental changes. (Environmental Defense Fund accepts no payments or contributions from its partners.)
Krupp is coauthor, with Miriam Horn, of New York Times Best Seller, Earth: The Sequel The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming. Educated at Yale and the University of Michigan Law School, Krupp was among 16 people named as Americas Best Leaders by U.S. News and World Report in 2007.
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Administrator, Maritime Administration U.S. Department of Transportation
David T. Matsuda was sworn as the Maritime Administrator on June 25, 2010. He has been the Acting Maritime Administrator since being appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator by President Obama on July 28, 2009.
Mr. Matsuda served as the U.S. Department of Transportations Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy from March 2009 until his appointment as Deputy. Prior to that, he spent seven years on Capitol Hill. While working in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Matsuda was engaged in the formulation and debate of most major Federal transportation legislation as senior counsel and primary transportation advisor to U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey.
In 2002, Mr. Matsuda became a Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute Fellow serving on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as an attorney with the safety law division of the USDOTs Federal Railroad Administration.
Mr. Matsuda's hometown is Apple Valley, California. He earned his B.S. in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, and his J.D. from the University of S
Thursday Afternoon Remarks
President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
The Role of the Freight Sector in the Economy
Bill Graves is President and CEO of American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade and safety organization of the United States trucking industry. Through its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, conferences and other organizations, it represents motor carriers before all branches of the government.
Under his leadership, ATA is advancing several safety initiatives. ATA has proposed requiring that all new heavy trucks be equipped with speed limiters and supports a government proposal to test the use of onboard recorders.
In the public policy arena, he is leading a coalition that opposes the rush by state governments to lease public highways to investors who would operate them and levy and collect tolls.
In January 2003, Graves completed 22 years of public service in the state of Kansas highlighted by two terms as Governor of Kansas. He was reelected to his second term with the largest percentage of votes in Kansas history.
Under his administration, Kansas taxpayers saw the largest tax cut in state history, and many state services were streamlined. In 1999 he signed an historic 10-year, $13-billion comprehensive transportation program into law, improving highways, railroad infrastructure, airports, and public transit service in Kansas.
As Commander-in-Chief of the Kansas National Guard, Gov. Graves oversaw the deployment of Kansas troops to Bosnia, Turkey, and the Persian Gulf, among other areas. Prior to his election as governor, he served two terms as Kansas Secretary of State.
Gov. Graves has been involved in the trucking industry his entire life. For almost 70 years, members of his family have operated trucking companies offering a diversity of services.
Among the outstanding combination of attributes Bill Graves brings to his role as President and CEO of ATA are his ability to create public policy, his administrative experience and political skills, and a life-long knowledge of the motor-carrier industry.
In addition to his duties at ATA, Gov. Graves serves on the board of the International Speedway Corporation, the leading promoter of motorsport racing in America.
Gov. Graves earned a degree in Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University in his hometown of Salina, Kansas and attended graduate school at the University of Kansas. Gov. Graves and his wife Linda are the proud parents of their 14-year-old daughter, Katie.