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Smart Freight Series: Maximizing Truck Load Factor, Ports at the Forefront, and Data Exchange

November 22, 2021

Freight movement accounted for 31% of all U.S. transportation-sector greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, and its share continues to grow. Over the past decade, applications of information and communications technologies (ICT) have emerged as major opportunities to improve efficiency in the handling and transportation of goods. These briefs illustrate how the freight industry is working to reduce energy consumption and emissions using three ICT-based approaches: increasing truck load factor, streamlining port-related moves, and expanding the exchange of data.

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Smart Freight Series: Data Exchange

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Smart Freight Series: Load Factor

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Smart Freight Series: Ports at the Forefront

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Freight Emerging Technologies Intelligent Efficiency Transportation System Efficiency
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