The National Research Council’s Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 2, has released its second report that reviews the 21st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP) as a whole, its major areas of focus, 21CTP management and priority setting, efficient operations, and the new SuperTruck program.
The purpose of the Partnership is to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, increase heavy-duty vehicle safety, and support research, development, and demonstration to initiate commercially viable products and systems.
In July 2010, the National Research Council appointed the Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 2, to conduct an independent review of the 21CTP. The 21CTP is a cooperative research and development partnership including four federal agencies--the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--and 15 industrial partners.
TRB is a division of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.
This Summary Last Modified On: 6/23/2012