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Sustainability News UPS Adds to Natural Gas Fleet UPS will supply 140 heavy-duty trucks to its fleets in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas, as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC. The trucks will use RNG derived from methane released at a landfill. The program is part of an initiative that includes more than 3,800 medium and heavy-duty vehicles worldwide. "We are using methane that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas emission and converting it to power our trucks while helping to promote the use of this renewable fuel in transportation," said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability. Funding Bill Has Environmental Gains Included in the omnibus federal funding bill for 2016 that President Barack Obama signed into law was an extension on an existing bonus depreciation provision for most business assets. Motor carriers can write off up to 50 percent of the value of the assets in the first year of their use. Tax credits include up to 30 percent of the cost of natural gas refueling equipment. The Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit was also extended, along with the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit and the Biodiesel Blender Tax Credit. The fuel credit for liquid natural gas was modified to make it consistent with an earlier change that applied the fuel excise tax on a diesel-gallon-equivalent basis, not a volumetric-gallon basis. Trucking Software UP Recognized for Climate Change Transparency Union Pacific Railroad has been named a U.S. leader for disclosing quality climate change related information through CDP. Union Pacific achieved a carbon disclosure score of 99 out of a possible 100 and remains among the top 10 percent of all companies in the S&P 500 sample, securing another position on the S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. "Detailing emissions and energy data, Union Pacific is committed to participating in global discourse on the most effective approaches to addressing climate change, while supporting a thriving economy," said Joel Strafelda, general manager, environmental management for the company. "Our environmental sustainability initiatives reinforce how we adapt and innovate to safely meet the nation's dynamic freight transportation needs." Business Software for Intermodal Trucking Companies of All Sizes Harbor Drayage Rail Drayage Multi-Modal Trucking "Trinium is a vital part of our Total Logistics Solution. The TMS is an integral piece of our multi-faceted operation and effectively interfaces with our other internal and external systems." Call (310) 214-3118 to schedule your one-on-one demo today or email Bob LaMere, CIO East Coast Warehouse & Distribution | 4 Intermodal Insights | January 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - January 2016

Bill Would Eliminate Risk of Port Slowdowns
Driver Coercion Rule Finalized
Five-Year Transportation Bill Passed
Broome and George Join IANA Board
IANA Names New 2016 Officers
IANA Welcomes New General Counsel
Sustainability News
FAST Act Moves Freight Forward
Nominations Sought for Silver Kingpin Award
Legislation and Regulation Top the Intermodal Stories of 2015
Freight Reports
Port News
People in the News
Welcome New Members
In Brief
2015 Article Index by Subject
Intermodal Calendar

Insights - January 2016