NAFC to address environmental accounting

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The National Accounting & Finance Council of the American Trucking Associations will be addressing the financial impacts of the greening of the supply chain, among other issues, at its annual Executive Education Forum, set for Sept. 7-9 in Indianapolis.

Customers and shippers are beginning to demand environmental assurances when shopping for transportation services. Clean air initiatives are coming from federal and state governments, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay and San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. These and other factors are quickly influencing financial decisions and impacting the emerging field of environmental accounting.

Entitled “Managing Costs, Emissions and Profits: A New Paradigm,” this forum will help educate trucking industry chief financial officers and other financial professionals of the relevance of environmental accounting to the industry, according to NAFC.

Other topics to be discussed include: Fuel Markets and Costs, Risk Management, Credit Markets, and economic and regulatory updates. Economist Noel Perry – founder of Transport Fundamentals, with 30 years of prior experience with Schneider National, CSX and Cummings Engine Co. – will discuss the economic outlook of the trucking industry.

Complete conference information and registration forms are available online at