Biodiesel Board reaches out to trucking industry

| 9/7/2007

The National Biodiesel Board has launched a pair of efforts aimed at reaching out to the trucking industry and to those who want to “go green.”

In late August, the board partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a program called “Grow & Go,” which will help connect shippers who want to ship green with truckers who use biodiesel.

The program, part of the EPA’s Smartway Transport Partnership, is designed to promote the use of biodiesel by getting at least 50 percent of the partners in the program to use renewable fuels by 2020.

The Biodiesel Board has also launched another service that will help truckers who want to find out where they can stop to fill up with biodiesel.

The locations of retailers across the country that sell biodiesel will now be available on ProMiles XF truck routing and mileage software.

The software is available on CD and features address-to-address truck routing. Fueling locations are marked along the routes so truckers who want to use biodiesel can plan accordingly.