Environment

Best Transportation Uses Zero-Emission Vehicle

The New Jersey based company used an electric truck to pick up a container at the Maher Terminal in Port Newark and delivered it to a Costco within New Jersey without incident. Using electric trucks is the first step toward Best Transportation’s zero-emission vehicle program. By investing in electric trucks…


Turning Cow Manure into Fuel for Fleets

Energy investing firm EIV Capital has recently helped raise $75 million that will be put towards the research of turning cow manure into clean energy products. These funds will be used by Amp Americas, who is currently trying to figure out how to turn animal waste into biogas for trucking…


Diesel Trends for Fleets

Biodiesel is a very simple and cost effective alternative to diesel fuel. With the increase of goods shipped and retail sales in 2018, trucking companies are looking for an alternative to costly and environmentally hazardous diesel fuel. With a 111% increase in biodiesel usage between 2012 and 2018, more fleets…


75 Supply Chain Companies Recognized for Sustainable Efforts

The editors at Inbound Logistics have put together a list of 75 companies who promote and maintain sustainability in supply chain operations. The list includes Averitt Express, CT Logistics, FedEx, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Maersk, and Ryder System. View the list here.


New York City Now Offering Renewable Natural Gas in South Bronx

In Hunts Point, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has opened its newest natural gas fueling station. This is the first station in New York City that exclusively offers renewable natural gas for medium and heavy duty vehicles. In North America, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., is the leading provider of natural gas…


Oregon Climate Proposal Set Aside for Now

In Salem, Ore., the nine-day walkout from the Oregon Senate over the proposed carbon emissions bill came to an end. The Republicans returned to the Senate on Saturday, after walking out nine days earlier, making the vote 17-10, sending the proposal back to the committee and not going through. The…



Oregon May be Next in Line for Cap-and-Trade Bill

After California passed it, Oregon truckers are plotting a strategy as the cap-and-trade bill may come into fruition. This bill puts a cap on how much greenhouse gas is emitted into the atmosphere for a given region. Over time, these caps are tightened, leading to smaller amounts of emissions being…


Cutting Emissions to Zero by Electrification of Transportation in California

California is on a path to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions. Ultimately, the goal is to have all forms of transportation in California be zero-emission vehicles. There is currently a small percentage of hybrid or electric heavy-duty trucks driving California’s roads while the majority are running on diesel. State officials see…


Renewable Natural Gas and Sustainability for our Future

With terms like greenhouse gas (GHG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) making their way through our government and into our trucking companies, it’s no wonder the commercial industry is taking notice. With UPS announcing their switch from Diesel to RNG comes their significant drop in GHG emissions and further dedicating…