Truck Emissions-Exposure Study in Ports

Ports serve as a hub for freight movement into and out of the United States (U.S.), and often face air quality issues due to the emissions from marine engines, freight trucks, drayage trucks, and cargo handling equipment. This has occupational health implications for truck drivers and others working in these areas. At the same time, ports are often at the forefront of emissions reduction strategies and can be one of the early beneficiaries of alternative fuel and vehicle technologies. The objectives of the study are two-fold: (1) to assess the level of concentration and exposure to pollutant emissions at selected major ports; and (2) to evaluate the potential reduction of exposure as a co-benefit to greenhouse gases (GHG) reductions that can come from using alternative fuel and powertrain technologies for trucking operations at the ports.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200,000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Marcia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    North Avenue
    Atlanta, Georgia  United States  30332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rodgers, Michael

  • Start Date: 20170501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: GT-02

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637666
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 1 2017 5:29PM