Driving Efficiencies

Improving efficiencies reduces transportation's environmental impact

Our business model helps reduce waste and convert unproductive capacity into productive solutions. These include:

An estimated 15-20 percent of miles traveled by U.S. trucks on the road are empty miles.*

How much can our industry save by filling this unused capacity?

  • Reducing empty miles—and fuel consumption—by selecting efficient modes of transportation and contract carriers for every shipment
  • Developing transportation and network optimization strategies for our customers, who realize savings through consolidation, resulting in fewer shipments and fewer transportation miles—with fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Shortening the distance from farm to table and strengthening local economies through legacy and regional farming programs
  • Reducing paper usage and costs to support sustainability

*Source: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, Version 2.2, 2007.