You Too Can Save Money and the Planet Through Green Trucking
The global trucking and freight carrier industry is responsible for producing more than 1.6 billion metric tons of CO2 annually, which amounts to nearly 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, studies show that if the freight carrier industry as a whole implemented current green trucking technologies and practices to increase fuel efficiency by 50%, they could collectively save 1.5 million barrels of oil per day, reduce the trucking industry’s cost by more than $40 billion a year, and save your average trucker $30,000 per year in fuel costs, savings which are then passed on to consumers.
Several major U.S. corporations are at the forefront of the green trucking revolution. Heavy Duty Trucking’s 2015 list of the Top 50 Green Trucking Fleets shows that several household names are embracing the green trucking revolution, including major corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, Pacific Gas & Electric, PepsiCo, and UPS.
Kraft Foods, which produces Kraft cheeses, Oscar Mayer deli meats, Maxwell House coffee, and Jell-O, was one of the first companies to embrace green trucking technology, introducing a fleet of hybrid trucks in 2009, which run on a combination of diesel fuel and electric batteries. While Frito Lay employs the most extensive electric freight fleet in the United States and Coca-Cola currently has the largest hybrid trucking fleet in the United States.
In 2014, Wal-Mart introduced its revolutionary Advanced Vehicle Experience Concept Trucks to the public. These trucks include technology that allows the retail giant to shed more than 4,000lbs of weight per truck, leading to a 10% reduction in fuel usage. By embracing green trucking, the company was able to increase its fuel efficiency by over 84% from 2005 to 2013, leading to billions in fuel costs savings, thereby increasing the company’s bottom line and enabling them to pass on the savings to their customers in the form of lower prices.
Meanwhile, Verizon was able to save more than 200,000 gallons of fuel per year simply by reducing idling in the truck fleet, a remarkable savings of fossil fuel and money through simple steps that require no infrastructure investment whatsoever.
But make no mistake, it’s not just large corporations that can get utilize the green trucking revolution to help the environment and increase their profits. By getting a quote from a green trucking company, you can see how a focus on fuel savings, logistical efficiency, and minimizing environmental damage can help you save money and help preserve our environment.
Tri-Town Transport offers a variety of green trucking options for small and medium-sized business interested in doing good while saving money; and, as a part of your freight service quote, will always transparently show how your goods will be delivered and how you will save you money, increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, and minimize environmental damage and contamination. Contact us to see how you too can go green.