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.