The result of our truckload optimization solutions is that our clients move the same amount of product using a fewer amount of trucks. The environmental benefits are as significant as the financial ones.
Greenhouse gas emissions can be calculated for every move.
Here’s a conversion constant based on 7.0 mpg diesel trucks: 0.0014514944.
So, if you can re-design your logistics plan, load more units per truck and eliminate miles, then multiply your number of miles saved times this constant to get a good estimate of the number of metric tons of CO2 gas reduction.
(Example: 100,000 total miles x 0.0014514944 = 145.15 metric tons of CO2 reduction.)
What about your shipping lanes?
How many metric tons of greenhouse emissions will be eliminated?
Num of Loads per Month = x
Num of Miles per Load = y
Total miles = x*y
Diesel (gallons) = (x*y)/7
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (metric tons) = x*y*.0014514944
We are committed to the EDF’s 5 Principles for Greener Freight
- Get the most out of every move. Combine freight and adapt packaging to maximize cube utilization. A fuller move is as greener move.
- Choose the most carbon-efficient transport mode. Favor ocean over air and rail over truck.
- Collaborate. Root out opportunities for savings through discussions with internal departments and with suppliers, customers, vendors – even competitors.
- Redesign your logistics network. Continually optimize your network to maximize cost savings and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
- Demand cleaner equipment and practices. Urge your logistics providers to use cleaner trucks and cargo handling equipment, and employ other pollution-reducing practices at busy transport hubs.