Cost and Adoption Rates of Fuel-Saving Technologies for Trailers in the Canadian On-Road Freight Sector

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PublishedFebruary 25, 2015

From September 2014 through December 2014, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and Pollution Probe collaborated on a study to better understand the costs, performance levels, and current adoption rates of fuel-saving technologies for trailers in the Canadian on-road freight sector. The principal aim of the project was to interview a diverse cross-section of experts from the trucking industry in Canada and build a deeper understanding of the current market for trailer fuel-saving technologies, some of the market barriers to increase adoption, and expectations for trailer technologies in the coming years. These insights can have important implications as policymakers in North America consider policy options for increasing the efficiency of trailers.