Against the backdrop of global warming and climate change, along with the concerted drive to lower carbon dioxide levels as far as possible, one of the remaining but most challenging environments that still have some way to go in terms of catching up with the new green economies is that of the trucking industry. Unfortunately, it remains a necessary environment. Because in many commercial and industrial cases, there is simply no other feasible or better way to transport essential goods, particularly over long distances.
The ability for the trucking industry to readily adapt would have to come down to a collective effort. Everyone else must want to change. And if they change then the trucking industry, surely, will endeavor to reciprocate or respond. Businesses must still grow substantially. New branches countrywide take care of the need for trucks to cover lengthy distances and the burning up of the earth’s atmosphere with its diesel fuel. And at the time of writing, quite a long distance still needs to be covered before the era of electric trucking, similar to the long-distance railway transportation networks perhaps, finally arrives.
And while the ice melts at alarming rates in some corners of the globe, the refrigerated trucking business may be continuing to experience a boom. It is a necessary business because how else are essential but perishable or sensitive goods that need to be closely preserved going to reach its target markets in its required condition. Fortunately, refrigerated works do not need to pose a threat to the environment. The ozone layer and CFCs are now a thing of the past. And as the reader is now able to do at home, ice can be manufactured. But every effort must be made to do this as sustainably as possible.