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with various business-related activities. These activities can include business travel, employee commuting, the transportation of products using non-company owned vehicles and other related activities. This classification encompasses what are considered the “life-cycle” emissions associated with the principal business activity. Given the optional nature of this classification as well as its complexity, limited guidance and consensus exists as to how to account for these emissions.

The issue of carbon accounting is

both technical and complex. A number of organizations are currently working to refine the methods used to estimate carbon emissions, especially among the supply chain. Companies are also developing their own carbon calculators to help customers estimate the carbon impacts of the services they use. With all this activity surrounding carbon emissions, ATRI’s latest research entitled “A Synthesis of Carbon Accounting Tools with Applicability to the Trucking

Industry” is very timely. The synthesis provides a fundamental understanding of current carbon accounting practices and the organizations involved. Trucking companies may use this research to identify and gauge potential sources of carbon emissions within their operations.

Mike Tunnell is the director of environmental research atAmerican Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). For a copy of this report, visit ATRI’s Web site at www.atri-online.org.

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