American Trucking Association endorses B5

By | December 01, 2005
The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently announced action to "promote biodiesel use" of up to 5 percent (B5) and improve the balance between environmental concerns and fuel efficiency. This will lead to air and energy security benefits by extending petroleum reserves for this large U.S. diesel market.

In October, the ATA's board of directors unanimously endorsed an energy resolution that includes increasing the diesel fuel supply and eliminating boutique diesel fuels. The organization is working toward a strong national energy plan. The resolution, sanctioned at ATA's annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Boston, said "biodiesel may be an effective means to extend the supply of diesel fuel."
Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, was on hand during these meetings and addressed the group on the benefits of biodiesel to the trucking industry.

"ATA is proud to endorse the use of biodiesel in blends of up to 5 percent," said Rich Moskowitz, ATA regulatory affairs counsel. "It fits in with our mission of ensuring an adequate diesel fuel supply-something important to the trucking industry. Promoting B5 is a step in the right direction."

To see the ATA resolution, visit the ATA Web site at
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