75 Green Supply Chain Partners

75 Green Supply Chain Partners

From 3PLs to air cargo carriers, and from ports to trucks, Inbound Logistics recognizes 75 supply chain visionaries who have come full circle by demonstrating their commitment to sustainability every day in every way.

A. Duie Pyle


A. Duie Pyle built 69.6% of fleet in the last 5 years, helping minimize emissions and improve fuel economy. Trucks are equipped with cruise control and 11L and 13L engines (maintaining a maximum speed of 68 mph), enabling drivers to carry heavier loads, reduce fuel consumption, and enhance safety.

Pyle also added 10 electric hybrid straight trucks to its fleet. A switch to 49.6% electric forklifts cut 24,000 pounds of carbon emissions per unit and Pyle aims to transition to 100% electric forklifts by 2028. The company also added paperless dock management systems, and motion-activated lighting.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The EPA honored Pyle as a SmartWay High Performer in 2023.

AAA Cooper Transportation


AAA Cooper Transportation upgraded its aerodynamic fairing packages with lighter-weight synthetic materials to enhance fuel economy. The SmartWay partner also installed tire pressure systems specifically designed for drive tire positions to boost miles per gallon. Additionally, the company deployed skirting on its van trailers to optimize airflow direction. Improvements in its LTL system flow enhanced loaded fill rates, effectively reducing the miles required per shipment.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: AAA Cooper designed its data centers to reduce HVAC demands and overall utility consumption.

Alaska Air Cargo


As part of its EverGreen Journey, Alaska Airlines set a long-term goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 through a five-part path: operational efficiency, fleet modernization, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), new technology, and high-quality carbon removals. Specific actions toward this goal include ordering new aircraft that are 15%-25% more efficient than planes in the current fleet.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Alaska Airlines partnered with e-jet company Twelve to work on executing commercial flights powered by e-jet® fuel, which is produced from recycled carbon, hydrogen, and renewable electricity.

Alliance Shippers Inc.


Alliance Shippers equips its refrigerated trailers and containers with advanced two-way cellular tracking devices powered by solar batteries within the refrigeration units. This technology allows continuous GPS tracking of assets, temperature monitoring, fuel-level checks, and remote control of refrigeration units. By incorporating the latest technology into its refrigerated fleet, Alliance, a SmartWay partner, can transport goods via rail, cutting CO2 emissions by approximately 67%, or one billion pounds, compared to traditional road transport.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Alliance’s CO2 total emissions reductions amount to the equivalent of taking 1,695 cars off the road or planting 10,493 trees.



In 2023, global cold chain provider Americold became an official EPA Energy Star partner and invested more than $13 million in 53 sustainability projects. More than 90% of its facilities now capture real-time utility meter-level kWh usage data to identify energy-efficiency opportunities. The company also secured Energy Star certification for 24 facilities (given to facilities that use an average of 35% less energy and emit 35% less carbon dioxide than typical buildings), encompassing a total of 28 buildings out of 199 eligible facilities in North America.

By the end of 2023, nearly 60% of Americold’s global portfolio featured energy-efficient LED lighting in warehouse areas, and the company’s goal is to achieve 100% energy-efficient lighting by 2030.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: 217 Americold sites are enrolled in the Global Cold Chain Alliance Energy Excellence Program with 85 at gold level, 131 at silver level, and one at bronze level status.



In 2023, ArcBest embarked on several initiatives to improve environmental stewardship, including projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, maintain an efficient ABF Freight fleet, use alternative fuels, invest in EVs, improve energy use across facilities, create more efficient routes in ABF’s city operations, and reduce waste.

In its fleet of 40,000+ owned and operated assets, ArcBest invests in equipment with the latest EPA engines and aerodynamics. Its trucks are equipped with speed governors, automatic engine shutoffs, and automated manual transmissions.

Electric vehicle use is an additional priority. The company currently operates two Electric Lion6 Class 6 straight trucks full-time in Oakland, Calif., and is testing electric yard trucks and EV forklifts in several locations.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: ArcBest constructed a solar power project at its service center in Fort Wayne, Ind., which is expected to produce approximately 52,000 kWh annually.

Averitt Express


Averitt operates 50 electric forklifts and is converting its entire forklift fleet across its 3.3 million square feet of distribution and fulfillment centers to electric, which will eliminate 13.2 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually.

Since becoming a SmartWay partner in 2004, Averitt reduced CO2 emissions by 36% and NOX emissions by 84%, saving over 5.4 million gallons of diesel fuel. Averitt’s vehicles utilize ultra-low-sulfur diesel, and the company employs auxiliary power units and idle reduction strategies to minimize fuel consumption.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Averitt Express recycles 90,994 gallons of oil and repurposes 28,571 tires each year.

Bolloré Logistics


Bolloré Logistics is actively engaged in implementing robust climate action plans that include clear carbon reduction targets in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative and net-zero goals. To this end, Bolloré Logistics is accelerating the adoption of low-carbon solutions across its operations and service offerings.

Bolloré also maintains a sustainability strategy, deployed through its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, which aligns with ISO 26000 standards and the United Nations Global Compact Sustainable Development Goals.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Bolloré Logistics received a Platinum medal from EcoVadis in 2024, scoring 80 out of 100 and ranking in the top 1% of companies.

Brown Integrated Logistics


In 2022, Brown appointed a dedicated Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) initiative with a C-level sponsor and champion, and also created an ESG document highlighting its sustainability philosophy, achievements, and future plans. Additionally, Brown is in the process of selecting a supplier management system to track its ESG metrics and performance.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Brown Integrated Logistics participates in the GreenWay Miles program, which includes carbon audits, carbon-neutral shipping alternatives, and truck driver sustainability training.

C.H. Robinson


C.H. Robinson, a SmartWay partner since 2005, exceeded its 2025 carbon reduction target two years early. In 2023, the company launched an Alternative Fuel Program featuring pilot projects with electric and hydrogen trucks, as well as HVO100. Nearly half of its energy use now comes from renewable sources.

The company’s employs Emissions IQ and the Navisphere Insight CO2e Emissions Tool, technologies designed to measure, benchmark, and reduce emissions at the load level. Additionally, C.H. Robinson has joined initiatives with Smart Freight Centre and the World Economic Forum to develop a chain-of-custody system to reduce transportation emissions.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: C.H. Robinson was awarded the EcoVadis Bronze Medal.

CEVA Logistics


CEVA Logistics is committed to a target of net zero by 2050. To accomplish its goals, the company instituted low-carbon solutions, including insetting and offsetting services for CO2 emissions from ocean shipping transport using alternative fuels, AI route optimization, CO2 visibility solutions and reporting, and using alternative modes like rail and sea-air hybrid.

In its warehouses, CEVA uses 34% low-carbon electricity (with a target of 100% by 2025), installed solar panels, uses 84% LED lighting, and maintains a 75% global recycling rate. The CEVA fleet consists of more than 300 EVs (with a target of 1,450 by 2025).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, CEVA’s CO2 footprint was 6 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MT CO2e)—down by 200,000 tons from 2022.



As a provider of both wood and reusable plastic pallet systems, CHEP’s circular business model promotes sustainability by sharing, repairing, and reusing its 353 million global assets to help reduce waste and emissions for both CHEP and its customers. 2025 targets include planting two trees for every one used and achieving zero product waste to landfill. By 2040, CHEP aims to reach net zero carbon emissions (scope 3).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: CHEP uses 100% sustainably sourced timber and has achieved carbon neutrality in operations.

CJ Logistics America


CJ Logistics America’s sustainability efforts include initiatives such as consolidated shipping, SmartWay certification, and a strict “no idle” policy. Through close collaboration, CJ Logistics America also supports its customers’ various environmental objectives, including reducing CO2 emissions, conserving water, and minimizing waste.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: CJ Logistics tracks its sustainability performance on five key metrics—electricity, natural gas, propane, water and recycled tonnage—and recently added waste tonnage to its metric dashboard.

Continental Expedited Services, Inc.


In 2023, Continental Expedited Services set a goal to become the first billion-dollar carbon-neutral transportation provider by 2033. To realize this goal, the company established a sustainability task force to integrate new technologies into current operations.

Initiatives include negotiations for deploying hydrogen trucks using portable hydrogen stations and using recycled rainwater for truck washes at a new terminal in Nashville. Continental, a SmartWay partner, also plans to convert all terminal roofing to solar panels.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The company is in discussions with Tesla to become the first carrier to use Tesla Semis for commercial shipments between the United States and Mexico.

Covenant Logistics


Covenant Logistics’ sustainability initiatives include the use of renewable diesel, which produces 60% fewer greenhouse gases than regular diesel. The company also integrated solar panels to power its facilities.

Covenant Logistics invested in 85 Electric Auxiliary Power Units, which reduce reliance on idling engines during driver rest periods, and implemented tire recycling programs to minimize the environmental burden of discarded tires.

The company was honored with a SmartWay High Performer Award and received a Bronze rating from EcoVadis, placing it in the top 22% of companies for sustainable business practices.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In Q2 2023, Covenant Logistics received a number-one ranking in TD Cowen’s ESG Report, with a score of 77 out of 100.



Crowley is integrating low- and zero-emission equipment, including electric forklifts, hybrid and electric vehicles, and charging infrastructure at multiple ports and facilities. Crowley has also launched eWolf, the first all-electric, zero-emissions ship-assist tugboat in the United States, serving San Diego’s port. Construction is also underway on four LNG vessels that will offer lower CO2 emissions and eliminate particulate matter emissions.

In addition, Crowley is investing in innovative companies focused on sustainability solutions throughout the supply chain. This includes a partnership with Terraline on a pilot project for the industry’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric, long-haul truck.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The Chamber of Shipping of America honored 85 Crowley vessels and crews in 2023 for a cumulative 782 years of no reportable spills and no U.S. Coast Guard environmental citations or other pollution incidents.

Crown Equipment


Crown Equipment in 2023 initiated efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by calculating all scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions for its North American manufacturing facilities. Additionally, Crown has replaced most metal-halide lighting in its manufacturing plants with LED lighting and installed solar panels at multiple facilities.

Crown has redeveloped more than 500,000 square meters of brownfield space and received more than 20 sustainability awards from various organizations.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Several Crown facilities have achieved zero-landfill status and ISO 14001 certification.

CSX Transportation


Earlier in 2024, CSX unveiled its first hydrogen-powered locomotive, a product of a partnership with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC). This locomotive was converted from an existing diesel model using a hydrogen conversion kit developed by CPKC. By reusing metal components, the manufacturing process minimizes waste and reduces carbon footprint, effectively merging old and new technologies into a next-generation locomotive.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: CSX is the first railroad in North America to have its emissions intensity goal—which is consistent with reductions required to keep warming to below 2 degrees C—approved by the Science Based Target Initiative.

CT Logistics


CT Logistics’ environmental commitments include recycling all cardboard, paper, and copier and printer toner or ink cartridges as well as recycling, safely disposing of, or repurposing all old, broken, or technologically outdated electronic equipment. Additionally, CT Logistics utilizes LED lamps or bulbs for electrical efficiency throughout its campus and all buildings use intelligent thermostats incorporating off-hour energy conservation.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: CT Logistics committed to keep at least 40% of its six-acre corporate campus undeveloped and wooded.



In 2023, Dematic made significant strides in its sustainability strategy, which focuses on people, planet, and products. The company achieved a 14.8% reduction in global Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions since the 2021 baseline year.

Additionally, the launch of high-efficiency drives to upgrade and retrofit thousands of miles of installed conveyors has the potential to reduce its kilowatt usage by up to 25%. The company also furthered its dedication to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2023 when its parent company, KION Group, committed to the Science Based Targets initiative.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Dematic has been recognized with four platinum and one gold rating from EcoVadis, placing the company in the top 5% of assessed companies.

DHL Supply Chain


DHL Supply Chain is aligned with The DHL Group’s commitment to achieving net-zero logistics-related emissions by 2050. Key initiatives include earmarking up to 7 billion euros for sustainable technologies and fuels by 2030, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to less than 29 million metric tons in accordance with the Science Based Targets initiative. The group aims to cut Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 42% and Scope 3 emissions by 25%.

By 2030, DHL plans for 60% of its pickup and delivery fleet to be electric, over 30% of its air, ocean, and road transport to use sustainable fuels, and all new buildings to be climate neutral. DHL promotes environmentally-friendly packaging, including carton optimization technology, reusable totes and containers, and pilots of eco-friendly materials.

In North America, DHL Supply Chain, a SmartWay partner, has standardized electric yard trucks and invested in green heavy-duty vehicles.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: EcoVadis named DHL Group the winner in the Best Value Chain Engagement category in its Sustainable Procurement Leadership Awards.

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express


DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express achieved carbon-neutral warehouse operations in Honolulu, Maui, Guam, Kona, Seattle, and Los Angeles (Rancho Dominguez) in 2020 through carbon offsets. The corporate headquarters, along with facilities in Honolulu, Maui, and Guam, are completely solar-powered.

To enhance sustainability, DHX incorporates 2% skylights in various facilities for natural lighting and meets the California Air Resources Board’s “sparklist” requirements. The company is a SmartWay partner, with certificates for its mainland U.S., Oahu, Kona/Big Island, and Maui trucking operations. It has also upgraded lighting to lower-energy models, converted headquarters and Honolulu terminal lights to LED, and implemented timers to optimize HVAC and lighting systems’ energy use.

For more than 10 years, DHX has been a certified green member of GreenWay Miles, successfully reducing facility emissions by over 75%. The company operates carbon-neutral warehouses certified by Carbon Footprint’s Global Portfolio.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: By updating its networking and computer server infrastructure, DHX reduced energy consumption by 33%-38%. Its Hawaii and Guam computer systems facilitate virtually paperless operations for employees and customers.

Dimerco Express Group


Dimerco Express Group aligns its ESG goals with Cathay Pacific’s Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. Dimerco also focuses on mode optimization and freight consolidation, developing green logistics solutions like Direct Flight and using its patented Consolidation Yield Management program to minimize fuel use and carbon emissions.

The company relies heavily on green electricity, with photovoltaic installations on its warehouse roofs in Munich and Dusseldorf, saving around 11,600 tons of CO2 annually. Globally, the company implements a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle policy across 158 operating units by using electric trucks and forklifts and promoting eco-friendly practices and products.

Dimerco certifications include ISO 45001 (Health & Safety), ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 14064-1 (GHG Emission & Removals).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Dimerco was named Best Green Logistics Provider at the Asian Freight Logistics and Supply Chain Awards.

Echo Global Logistics


Echo Global Logistics collaborates with shipper and carrier partners to implement procedures that reduce waste through recycling practices, minimize environmental impact by reducing pollutants, and increase the use of environmentally acceptable materials.

Since 2010, Echo has been a SmartWay partner, which helps it track emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter. The company’s emissions scores are above average and have shown consistent improvement, especially in recent years.

Echo’s systems enable the company to track and report on clients’ carbon footprints, providing opportunities for effective management. Internally, Echo promotes recycling efforts, encourages the use of public transport, and implements other sustainability initiatives.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Echo Global Logistics is certified under the ISO 14001: 2015 standard, indicating that its environmental management system meets rigorous international requirements.

England Logistics


As a SmartWay partner, England Logistics’ annual submission of performance data for 2023 was recently approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, reaffirming the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from supply chain transportation activities.

England Logistics also provides eco-friendly transportation services by partnering with organizations seeking to reduce waste. The company also works to develop initiatives that reduce energy usage and promote sustainable packaging.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: England Logistics helps shippers select the most efficient transportation mode to reduce their supply chain’s carbon footprint on a global scale.

Estes Express Lines


Estes deploys technological innovations—including route-planning software and engine-efficiency boosting solutions—to reduce environmental impact. In 2023, the carrier partnered with Watershed, an enterprise climate platform, to benchmark its sustainability efforts by analyzing carbon emission data.

Its inaugural internal sustainability report was released in December 2023, highlighting initiatives such as adding zero-emission electric Class 8 tractors and operating 330 electric forklifts. Estes uses various fuels to minimize emissions, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), and is converting non-electric forklifts to propane, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative.

Estes also invests in solar energy, with installations at seven terminals generating 1.9 million kilowatt hours each year to offset CO2 emissions.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Estes is the first LTL carrier to participate in Remora’s carbon capture pilot. Designed to capture up to 80% of the CO2 coming from a tractor’s tailpipe, Remora’s technology sequesters captured carbon and can sell it to end users such as concrete producers, who use CO2 in the concrete-curing process.

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp.


Evergreen provides sustainable marine transportation services that ensure eco-friendly operations on board its vessels and ashore. Evergreen reduces its carbon footprint by deploying eco-friendly, energy-efficient container ships and adopting marine biofuels.

Evergreen employees and management are guided by and responsive to the international and domestic laws and regulations designed to protect the environment. The company also helps to develop new technologies to safeguard marine ecology and enhance port safety, setting a goal to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In October 2023, Evergreen received the bronze medal (top 35%) from EcoVadis, a corporate sustainability rating platform that covers seven management indicators across 21 sustainability criteria in four themes: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.



Aiming to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040, FedEx employs a three-part initiative to advance environmental stewardship: 1) innovating operations to reduce environmental impact, including upgrading fleets and facilities, 2) taking action through research and development, including pledging $100 million in 2021 to help establish the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, and 3) inspiring and helping customers act more sustainably with tools and services.

The company offers reusable packaging options as well as enables shippers to better understand and calculate the environmental impact of their shipping choices.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: FedEx has avoided more than 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 emissions through aircraft fleet modernization efforts alone. The company also upgrades and optimizes its ground transportation fleet, which includes more than 210,000 vehicles across various vehicle classes, including pickup and delivery vehicles, long-haul trucks, forklifts, airport ground service equipment, and other off-road vehicles. Its ground transportation efforts, from electric-vehicle adoption to route optimization, has avoided 1 million+ metric tons of CO2 emissions.



Through the application of the Science-Based Targets approach, GEODIS has pledged to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% and reduce the carbon intensity of subcontracted transport (scope 3) by 30% by 2030 compared to 2022. GEODIS is carrying out measures to reduce GHG emissions on all forms of transport involved in its operations through an increased use of sustainable marine fuel and sustainable aviation fuel.

GEODIS’ Green Team and Green Site Certification Programs promote sustainability and implement recycling initiatives at its facilities to prevent waste from going to landfills. Americas teammates participate in Green Week for education on environmental initiatives to benefit its facilities and local communities. All GEODIS facilities are green-site certified.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: GEODIS was recognized at the Leadership level by CDP, a global non-profit that runs an international environmental disclosure system, for its commitment to the fight against climate change.

Holman Logistics


Holman Logistics adheres to a variety of sustainable practices across both its own and customer-owned locations. Its management team consistently looks for opportunities to transition facilities to more environmentally friendly technologies and practices, and Holman plans new facilities with environmental concerns in mind.

All Holman-owned facilities utilize LED lighting to reduce electricity usage. The company has expanded the use of electric lift trucks to save energy and reduce emissions. In 2024, Holman is expanding the use of electric spotter trucks and electric lift trucks to additional facilities. Holman has received an official landfill-free designation at one of its locations, and several sites employ third-party vendors to dispose of hazardous waste safely.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Holman’s commercial transportation facility in the Pacific Northwest is designated as a SmartWay emissions program partner.

Hub Group


Hub Group provides a suite of sustainability-focused services, including intermodal, less-than-truckload consolidation, and network optimization to drive meaningful impact on its customers’ CO2 footprint. The company proactively analyzes each customer’s supply chain operations to implement an efficiency program.

Hub Group’s sustainability strategy focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions for customers and investing in equipment and technology to offset its own emissions. Within its trucking fleet, Hub Group continues to add newer, more energy-efficient equipment.

The company’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, is LEED Gold Certified in both buildings with energy-efficient lighting, natural lighting with floor-to-ceiling windows, rainwater harvesting, and natural prairie plant landscaping and walking trails.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, Hub Group helped customers avoid more than 2.5 billion pounds of CO2 emissions and more than 116 million gallons of fuel by converting truckload shipments to intermodal. In addition to these modal conversions, Hub Group consolidates less-than-truckload freight into full truckloads for customers, providing additional savings.

Hyster Company


Among Hyster Company’s sustainability solutions is a lineup of four-wheel forklifts that are powered by integrated lithium-ion batteries, including several high-capacity options that deliver performance similar to equipment powered by internal combustion engines.

In addition to offering four-wheel electric forklifts, Hyster is working alongside a number of customers to develop electric solutions for port equipment, including the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell top-pick container handler at the Port of Los Angeles and a shipment of 10 lithium-ion battery-powered terminal tractors to the Port of Mobile later in 2024.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Fast Company recognized Hyster’s hydrogen-powered top-pick container handler as a 2023 Innovation by Design Award finalist in the sustainability category. Powered by Nuvera hydrogen fuel cells, the Hyster truck is expected to provide emissions savings of 127 tons of carbon dioxide.

iGPS Logistics


As a nationwide pooler of 100% recyclable plastic pallets, iGPS Logistics cuts more than 20,000 pounds of greenhouse emissions and saves nearly 1,000 gallons of fuel for every 100,000 pallets shipped. iGPS pallets are 35% lighter than wood-block alternatives. The plastic pallets are more durable, lasting an average of 100 trips vs. 25.

An independent lifecycle analysis compared pallet types, quantifying iGPS pallets’ sustainability benefits. The iGPS pallet exhibits 38% less impact on ozone depletion, 22% less on acidification, 28% less on global warming, 32% less on eutrophication, 36% less on smog production, and 40% less on ecotoxicity vs. typical wood pallets.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: By the end of 2023, iGPS had repurposed more than 278 million pounds of post-consumer plastic for pallet production.



Marine drayage company IMC is an early adopter of alternative energy sources, sustainable equipment, and emerging technologies. A SmartWay partner for more than one decade, IMC set a goal to replace all diesel tractors in California by 2028 with sustainable technologies, ahead of the 2035 mandate.

The company has made substantial investments in both electric and hydrogen-powered trucks, with the purchase of six electric and 50 hydrogen trucks. In addition, IMC has added 117 diesel tractors that run on biodiesel fuel with emission reduction technology.

IMC upgraded all its facilities in California to both interior and exterior LED lighting to reduce energy consumption. Its Compton facility is powered by 100% renewable energy and is carbon neutral, with other IMC locations set for carbon neutrality. IMC’s West Coast region is an early adopter of renewable diesel and was named to the SmartWay high performer list.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In addition to fleet upgrades, IMC has deployed electric yard hostlers and forklifts in its warehouse in Compton. The company installed five electric charging stations at this facility, and is in the process of installing 30 charging stations at its facility under construction in Fontana, California. This will allow IMC to deploy more electric trucks to the Inland Empire.

Inmar Intelligence


Inmar drives sustainable reverse logistics through its returns facilities and programs, processing 500 million units (excluding Rx returns). With a 99% landfill diversion rate for consumer returns, Inmar has kept 200 million pounds from landfills through its returns management and liquidation programs. Inmar return facilities recycle around 28 million pounds of clients’ cardboard boxes each year.

The company launched the Inmar Returns Network, which provides a national network of return drop-off locations. Returns are aggregated at the store level and transported using excess capacity on existing shipping lanes. This reduces fossil fuel consumption and GHG emissions while eliminating one-off trips to carriers. The network currently has more than 4,000 drop-off locations nationwide and continues to add new retail locations. Inmar is also placing self-service return kiosks in retail stores.

Inmar further reduces the consumption of fossil fuels and GHG emissions by managing 15 return processing centers nationwide and one in Canada.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Inmar’s waste-to-energy programs produce 14 million kilowatt hours of energy and save more than 26,000 barrels of oil yearly.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services


J.B. Hunt surpassed the halfway mark to achieving its goal to reduce carbon emissions intensity 32% by 2034 (baseline 2019) and is included on Morningstar Sustainalytics’ list of 2024 ESG Top Rated Companies.

In 2023, the company created a multi-year plan to ensure it is ACF, CTC, and TRU compliant based on CARB’s ruling. It also improved data accessibility and transparency with the launch of its environmental, social, and governance reporting section on its website.

The company operates 11 zero-emission vehicles with plans to add more in 2024. J.B. Hunt ensures 65% of all fuel purchased is a bio-blended diesel product or renewable diesel. Additionally, it offers CLEAN Transport, a program that lets customers acquire carbon offset credits equivalent to the emissions produced by shipments.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Through its intermodal business, J.B. Hunt helped to avoid an estimated 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2023 compared to transportation by truck alone—the equivalent of 765K passenger vehicles off the roads for one year.



Kamps provides sustainable pallet services to organizations with national and global supply chains. In 2023,the company received a silver medal from sustainability rating platform EcoVadis.

Kamps recycled more than 392 million pallets through its operations in 2023. This resulted in more than 10.5 million metric tons of C02 emissions that were prevented, over 21 million trees saved, and more than 7.2 million metric tons of landfill avoidance. The company also creates sustainable energy through partnerships with local biofuel cogeneration plants and by creating its own heating pellets from scrap and unusable pallets.

Through these green energy efforts, Kamps produced more than 70,000 tons of wooden pellets, which generated enough energy to heat 28,000 homes in the United States for one year.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, Kamps partnered with One Tree Planted to plant 1,000 trees in the Appalachian Forest. This project resulted in 19 tree species planted and more than 1,000 acres reforested.

Kenan Advantage Group


The Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) continually invests in a more fuel-efficient fleet, purchasing a number of electric and hydrogen-powered tractors to use in customer applications. The company partners with customers to assist them in their carbon reduction efforts.

KAG was awarded the 2022 Sustainability Award by Shell. The company is the first recipient of this award, which recognizes its continued efforts to meet Shell Canada’s carbon reduction plan targets.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Through the combined efforts of fleet age reduction, capital investments, and technology advancements, KAG has decreased CO2 emissions by approximately 15% over the past five years, based on internal calculations.



Kenco reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its business units, using data to optimize operations and track its GHG emissions in real time. It provides customers with a carbon footprint calculator to track site-level carbon emissions. The 3PL deploys hybrid vehicles in its fleet and improves fuel economy through transportation and network optimization as well as inventory planning.

Approximately 75% of distribution facilities leased and operated by Kenco use LED lighting. Its facilities have sensor switches, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, electric materials handling equipment, energy-efficient kitchen equipment and office appliances, and recycling waste strategies to reduce warehousing carbon footprint. The company adheres to the Lean Six Sigma methodology to better eliminate unnecessary activities, optimize processes, and reduce waste.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The 3PL typically reduces the carbon footprint of its transportation solutions by 7-15% through network and transportation optimization, inventory planning, packaging redesign, and other sustainable solutions. Its in-house Innovation Lab researches and develops supply chain technologies to drive safer, more efficient, and greener solutions.

Landstar System


Landstar System provides technology such as Load Alerts and Landstar Maximizer to allow capacity providers to plan and operate more efficiently. Landstar encourages beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) to adopt new technologies to increase fuel efficiency. BCOs can obtain discounts through Landstar’s purchasing program on products like low rolling resistance tires and auxiliary power units.

In 2024, Landstar was recognized by global chemistry leader The Chemours Company as a recipient of the company’s 2023 Responsible Supplier Awards.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The aerodynamic features used on Landstar’s van trailers are on the SmartWay-verified list of aerodynamic devices as providing EPA-verified fuel savings of 5% or more when used in conjunction with the LRR tires in its trailers. As a result of its fuel efficiency efforts, BCOs used 7.61 million fewer gallons of fuel in 2023 than they would have used running the same number of total miles but at the average miles per gallon in 2013.

Logistics Plus


Logistics Plus has financed the collection of more than 7 million pounds of ocean plastic waste over the past three years. This is equivalent to 175 million plastic water bottles and more than 100 times the company’s plastic footprint.

Logistics Plus partnered with Ocean Integrity, an organization that specializes in the removal and repurpose of plastic waste from oceans. Logistics Plus became the first logistics company in the world to obtain plastic neutrality through the organization’s Blue Ocean Program in 2021, and has maintained that neutrality through today.

A SmartWay partner for 12 years, Logistics Plus also supports clean and renewable energy by actively working with global solar and wind companies to import, warehouse, and deliver their products to solar and wind farms around the world. Solar products account for roughly 20% of its commercial warehousing.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: At its warehouse facilities, Logistics Plus has purchased or leased more than 100 electric forklifts as it continues to replace all diesel, propane, and gasoline-powered equipment as part of a broader capital replacement program. Electric vehicles represent 99% of all its warehouse lift purchases since 2022.



Lynden is the first Alaska-based transportation company to be recognized by SmartWay (in 2008) and the first trucking company to earn the Green Star Award for Alaskan businesses. The company was also named Contributor of the Year by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling for its recycling efforts.

Despite operating in some of the steepest terrain and most extreme conditions, Lynden’s fleets consistently score among the most efficient in the nation in terms of CO2 per ton mile as measured by SmartWay. Its bulk tanker company consistently scores in the top 1% of tanker carriers in the nation for low carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and particulate matter emissions per ton mile. Lynden locations have also been redesigned for energy efficiency, including more than 130 propane forklifts being replaced with electric models.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Lynden designs its own modifications to make its trucks, planes, and vessels more aerodynamic and energy efficient. More than 90% of its trucks are less than 5 years old with ultra-efficient diesel engines that meet new emission standards.

Marten Transport


Marten has made significant advancements in its operational practices through idle reduction, temperature initiatives, equipment changes, solar investments, network restructuring, truck-to-rail conversions, and alternative fuel sources. Marten added solar panels at all owned terminals, on all trucks, and all reefer units. Most recently Marten has made the commitment to test out a low-emission and a zero-emission truck.

Recognized by SmartWay, Marten continues to partner with SmartWay and maintains a membership with EcoVadis to keep its sustainability efforts moving forward.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Marten has strategically restructured its logistics network for greater efficiency and lower emissions. The company develops advanced temperature control techniques to optimize energy usage and is transitioning toward multimodal transport solutions, reducing roadway congestion and emissions.



Matson is shifting toward lower-carbon fuel sources in the near term as well as identifying commercially viable net-zero fuel sources. The marine transportation company’s approach is focused on an interim goal of achieving a 40% reduction in Scope 1 fleet emissions by 2030, measured against a 2016 baseline. Its longer-term goal is to achieve net-zero Scope 1 fleet emissions by 2050.

The roadmap over the next few years includes substantial investments in its existing fleet and in new vessels intended to increase fuel efficiency and reduce engine emissions while increasing vessel capacity and strengthening operational capabilities. Matson is also working with other organizations to advance the development of new fuels and infrastructure.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Matson installed Tier 3 engines on its Lurline and Matsonia vessels; these engines produce approximately 80% less nitrogen oxide emissions compared to Tier 1 engines. Matson plans to install Tier 3 engines on its three new Aloha Class vessels. It uses alternative marine power and low-sulfur fuels to reduce air emissions while in California ports, and its vessels are designed to operate in compliance with International Maritime Organization Emission Control Area regulations as applicable.

NFI Industries


NFI continues to grow its clean vehicle fleet and create scalable zero-emission transportation solutions, partnering with industry leaders (DTNA, Volvo, Hyliion) and leading the transition to zero-emission goods movement in the United States.

Green equipment is in place across NFI distribution centers, which operate electric and propane-powered forklifts, lithium battery forklift demonstration units, robotic stretch wrapping, and recycling programs.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2024, NFI is deploying additional battery-electric yard tractors in Southern California with Tico and Autocar and introducing its first East Coast battery-electric trucks through the FEaST program in New York.

Northwest Seaport Alliance


The Northwest Seaport Alliance unites port stakeholders and communities across the Puget Sound to reduce environmental impacts and achieve its zero-emission goal by 2050 or earlier. Through proactive, innovative solutions, it is creating a cleaner, healthier environment for residents and employees.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s clean air programs have reduced diesel particulate matter emissions by more than 90% since 2005. It is developing a zero-emission drayage truck demonstration program for the gateway.
It is keeping the gateway’s waters clean with innovative stormwater treatment systems, tenant education, and technologies to manage stormwater in an industrial setting.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The Northwest Seaport Alliance completed its first deployment of all-electric yard trucks alongside its railyard operator and local utility. It recently expanded shore power at an international container terminal with infrastructure programs underway at two more terminals.

Nussbaum Transportation


Nussbaum’s fleet boasts a miles per gallon of 9.1, compared with the industry average of 6.6 and best-in-class 8.1. The company emits 213.5 pounds of CO2 per 100 miles, beating the industry average of 311.8 and best-in-class 247.2. Idle time was 13.69% vs. best-in-class 21.68% and 33.94% industry average, according to Geotab benchmarking data for 2023.

Nussbaum is testing lithium-ion batteries for truck auxiliary power units, new Michelin steer and drive tires for improved efficiency, and a new Edge Fin tail from Transtex projected to save .12 mpg per trailer. It is also trying out a new Chevron oil that reduces an engine’s regens so it runs cleaner and emits less soot.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Ongoing initiatives include testing 40-inch cab extenders that increase fuel efficiency, trialing a MirrorEye system by Stoneridge that reduces drag and fuel consumption, and assessing Idle Smart Analytics, a system that helps uncover idle root causes.

Odyssey Logistics


Odyssey Logistics employs real-time data collection tools to monitor and measure the environmental impact of its clients. This not only aids in minimizing their carbon footprint but also unveils potential areas for cost reduction and profit enhancement.

Through its Project Cloverleaf program, Odyssey establishes secure links between clients and their respective markets. Project Cloverleaf leverages artificial intelligence and other technologies to pave the way for a carbon-neutral future.

The company’s services include tailored recommendations that align with clients’ financial targets, operational necessities, and environmental aspirations. Odyssey supports clients throughout their carbon footprint reduction efforts.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The company is on course to achieve a total estimated yearly CO2 emissions reduction of more than 230 million kilograms. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care partner company, Odyssey surpasses client expectations by integrating analytics, carrier relationships, specialized assets, sustainability strategies, and global expertise.



Onepak implements sustainable green practices in its services and internal operations. The company calculates emissions from its activities and offsets them to provide clients with carbon-neutral reverse logistics that can be documented.

Onepak’s reverse logistics platform, ReturnCenter, helps companies manage IT asset recovery and connect with partners who can assist with recycling, reuse, or disposal processes. With the ReturnCenter app in ServiceNow, Onepak can now bring data from asset disposition companies into ServiceNow, including data on environmental impact and circularity.

To drive a circular economy, Onepak also looks closely at routing schedules and pickup details and implements efficiencies, leading to shorter drive times and load consolidation. The company’s box program for individual shipping kits uses packaging that is at least 40% post-consumer waste and 100% recyclable, providing an efficient method of retrieving remote assets to ensure they avoid being dumped in landfills.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: To date, Onepak has collected almost 2 billion pounds of e-waste and transported it to R2-certified facilities for responsible recycling.

ORBIS Corporation


ORBIS recently launched its Ocean in Mind packaging initiative, which focuses on recovering and repurposing single-use plastic waste found on coastlines and using it in supply chain packaging. Recovered coastline plastic waste is blended with other materials during the ORBIS manufacturing process to create containers and pallets. This material recovery offers a new stream of recycled content for reusable plastic packaging that reduces waste, conserves natural coastlines, and supports economies in developing coastline communities in countries like the Philippines, Haiti, Egypt, Indonesia, and Brazil.

ORBIS designs reusable totes, pallets, dunnage, metal racks, and bulk systems to replace single-use boxes and pallets and provide a long service life. At the end of their life, they can be recovered, recycled, and reprocessed into new packaging products without entering the solid waste stream.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: ORBIS has decreased its use of water by almost 90% in the past 10 years through conservation and reuse. Additionally, recycling and process improvements have driven down company-wide pounds of waste/production ton by 9% over this time frame.

ORBIS has reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 15%, while doubling in size over the past decade.

PECO Pallet


PECO Pallet manufactures and distributes its highly engineered, 9-block red pallets with a demonstrated commitment to green business principles. The company engages with specific lumber mills to procure environmentally certified sustainable and responsibly harvested lumber for pallet production.

The pallet company sorts, repairs and refurbishes wooden pallets, returning them to service continuously to maximize their useful life. When pallets are no longer serviceable, it removes and recycles all useful lumber components, metal, and employs sustainable wood shredders that turn unusable wood product into mulch. PECO then repurposes that product and sells it for additional use including municipal and industrial absorbents, and biomass fuel.

PECO ensures minimal waste or recyclable/reusable wood from its facilities goes into landfills.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: PECO’s sustainability efforts have been recognized with a Silver rating from EcoVadis, a globally recognized sustainability rating organization.

Penske Transportation Solutions


Penske reduces the environmental impact of its fleet by collaborating with original equipment manufacturers on the design and testing of electric vehicles, maintaining a newer and more efficient fleet, ensuring vehicles feature the latest emissions reduction technologies, building and operating a heavy-duty electric vehicle charging network, and expanding fleet renewable diesel utilization, which reduces lifecycle GHG emissions by 63% or more.

The logistics company’s commitment to sustainability is also reflected in facilities operation. Penske increasing renewable energy usage year over year, pursues LEED certification for new buildings, identifies and implements carbon mitigation actions at distribution centers; diverts waste to landfill through a comprehensive recycling program, and recycles several million gallons of oil and thousands of drums of used oil filters every year, as well as used antifreeze, parts washer solvent, spent batteries, scrap metal and scrap tires.

Penske is also at the forefront of medium- and heavy-duty electrification and infrastructure in addition to already operating a modern and efficient fleet and expanding its use of renewable diesel, which significantly decreases mobile source emissions.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Penske has participated in the SmartWay partnership since 2008. Penske is a seven-time SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner, six-time SmartWay Excellence Award winner, and a SmartWay 2023 High Performer in the logistics and carrier categories.



PITT OHIO’s green fleet management practices start with maintaining and operating a modern fleet, and center around improving vehicle practices with drivers through training.

The carrier’s new construction projects are designed to meet certain sustainability standards in water, energy, and material usage efficiency to reach LEED Certification levels. To date, PITT OHIO has 5 buildings that achieved LEED status.PITT OHIO is an early adopter of advanced Distributed Energy Resources using renewable energy at its terminals. Two terminal buildings are equipped with a renewable energy powered microgrid.

In collaboration with WindStax Energy, PITT OHIO’s renewable energy-powered microgrid uses a patented process that takes wind and solar energy into a battery system and distributes that power to points of use.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: PITT OHIO twice won the Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Program’s Gold-Level Award, as well as the Parker Hannifin Sustainability Award.

Port of Los Angeles


The Port of Los Angeles is a frontrunner in sustainable port operations, tackling environmental challenges through a multi-pronged approach. The Port collaborates with stakeholders on programs like the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to reduce emissions from ships, trains, trucks, and cargo handling equipment.

The Port actively incorporates solar power. With nearly 3 megawatts of photovoltaic systems installed across its facilities, they generate clean energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Recognizing the importance of water usage, the Port of Los Angeles has implemented measures like smart meters and irrigation system upgrades. These efforts have resulted in a significant reduction in water consumption.

The Port fosters the development and adoption of new technologies for a greener future. This includes exploring alternative fuels for cargo handling equipment and collaborating on zero-emission technologies for ships.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach received a top honor from the Southern California Association of Governments for their Clean Truck Fund initiative. The program helps fund and incentivize the changeover to cleaner trucks serving the San Pedro Bay port complex, and is part of the ports’ broader efforts to achieve zero-emissions drayage trucking by 2035.

Prosponsive Logistics


Prosponsive Logistics employs route and mode optimization technology to minimize fuel consumption and carbon emissions. By identifying the most efficient lanes and optimizing routes, Prosponsive Logistics reduces driving time and maximizes fuel efficiency while maintaining shipment quality.

The implementation of a drop trailer program consolidates shipments, which maximizes load efficiency and reduces the number of trips required, thereby decreasing net carbon emissions. The company also operates a backhaul program, which efficiently utilizes trucks returning from deliveries by filling them with goods for the return journey.

The company supports a dedicated sustainability committee that convenes quarterly to strategize and implement sustainable practices throughout the supply chain.

Under its “30 by 34” commitment, Prosponsive Logistics pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2034.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Prosponsive Logistics has been SmartWay certified since 2009. It also achieved recognition through a Bronze medal in the Ecovadis sustainability ratings.

Raymond Corporation


Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond® lithium-ion batteries provide companies with a comprehensive lithium-ion, high-performance energy solution to optimize their operations. The implementation of Energy Essentials batteries provides productivity enhancements, including increased uptime and reduced electricity consumption, by allowing for more time between charges with a battery warranty of eight years or 5,000 cycles.

In addition, Raymond’s interdepartmental, multi-site decarbonization committee meets monthly to plan, develop, implement and review carbon reduction and energy conservation projects to meet the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Raymond has upgraded software for automated logic and lighting control programs to zone and control factory and office lighting, heating and air conditioning based on utilization.

Raymond has also incorporated LED lighting systems, installed low-flow water saving faucet inserts in bathrooms to reduce bathroom water usage by 25% and adopted a reuse/recycle program to recycle around 95% of all manufacturing and office waste.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: The lift truck company recently completed a full-scale battery energy storage system, solar microgrid and warehouse energy management system designed to demonstrate continuous system benefits of lower energy costs, peak demand management and resiliency for warehouses.

Redwood Logistics


In 2023, Redwood launched Redwood Hyperion, a freight emissions calculation and reporting solution to help shippers meet their sustainability goals. Hyperion increases visibility into freight emissions, allowing shippers to measure, offset, reduce, and report on their total emissions footprint. Redwood Hyperion is supported by RedwoodConnect™, the company’s proprietary iPaaS platform, which offers a comprehensive suite of carbon tracking and data tools. Logistics teams can download this data and produce reports that are required by government regulators, trading partners and other environmental stakeholders. Since launching, 20% of the freight that Redwood moves is currently being counted through Hyperion and has measured more than 63 million kilograms of CO2E.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Redwood Hyperion, alongside Redwood’s sustainability efforts, has been recognized by EcoVadis for its environmental policies on greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, labor and human rights, ethics, and supplier contracts. The 3PL has been a SmartWay partner for more than 10 years.

Rinchem Company


Among Rinchem’s notable sustainability achievements, it signed a commitment letter with the Science Based Target Initiative to set its goal in mid-2024, partnered with Keramida to complete its inaugural Sustainability Report, created an ESG committee that meets regularly to review ESG-related topics, completed its first Greenhouse Gas Emissions survey including Scope 1, 2, and 3 data, and participates in the Carbon Disclosure Program.

Its sustainability efforts also encompass transportation operations. Rinchem is a SmartWay partner as well as California Air Resource Board compliant. It operates on a just in time model to avoid excessive inventory and transportation. It employs automatic trucks to reduce carbon footprint and miles per gallon, and runs a reverse logistics program that supports returnable totes/drums, which reduces waste and disposal of plastics.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Rinchem’s sustainability efforts extend to its warehouses. It installed solar panels at its Marlborough, Mass. location; installed LED and motion sensor lights in 19 facilities across the United States; and operates a forklift fleet that is 85% electric.

Romark Logistics


Romark’s ongoing sustainability endeavors include investing in automated material handling, advancing carbon reduction with lithium-ion batteries and electric tractors, achieving Smartway certification, and implementing a “Trailers for Power” pilot using solar energy.

The 3PL employs recycling and waste management across all its facilities, which contributes to a landfill-free and recycling status. It is also expanding its use of solar arrays, and empowering its workforce with ESG training and guidance.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Romark is an active participant in Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition, earning Scope 1, 2, and 3 Footprint Badges, reaching Level 4, undergoing advanced training to be completed end of 2024, and engaging with EcoVadis on an ESG assessment.

Ruan Transportation


Ruan continually explores new opportunities to implement sustainable practices into its business. This includes a focus on utilizing cleaner fuel options, including compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas, biodiesel blends (primarily B20) and renewable hydrocarbon diesel.

Since starting its CNG program in 2011, Ruan has operated more than 160 CNG trucks that have logged well over 100 million miles on natural gas power, including 80 million miles on renewable natural gas derived from cattle manure. The renewable natural gas has resulted in GHG reductions of over 70,000 metric tons and millions of pounds of CO2 emissions reductions.

Ruan has recently retrofitted 10 CNG tractors with new ultra-low NOx engines for operation in California, running on renewable natural gas.

Ruan has purchased well over 150 million gallons of biodiesel blends since 2014, resulting in CO2 emissions reductions in excess of 350,000 metric tons. Ruan purchases approximately 1 million gallons of renewable diesel annually.

Overall, Ruan has made great strides in improving its miles per gallon percentage, with an 11% increase over the past three years.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: A SmartWay member since 2014, Ruan has been named a SmartWay High Performer in the truck carriers category and has been honored with the SmartWay Excellence Award numerous times. In addition, Ruan is one of only three for-hire transportation companies selected for the National Clean Fleets Partnership (NCFP) membership and participates in their Clean Cities annual study.

Ryder System


Ryder evaluates the feasibility of using advanced vehicle technology (AVT), like autonomous, alternative fuel, near-zero and zero-emission vehicles. One of Ryder’s offerings includes a turnkey solution to help customers navigate the electric vehicle landscape. RyderElectric+TM provides a transition roadmap with electrification advisors, vehicles, charging, telematics, and maintenance.

Ryder’s fleet operations aim to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions through strategies including procurement of new vehicles, maintenance, and data analytics.

In its building operations, Ryder uses environmental performance data to prioritize conservation initiatives, including facility retrofits, resource conservation, waste and emission reductions, renewable energy projects, and utility sourcing.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Ryder has received significant awards and recognition from customers and industry associations. It also won the SmartWay High Performer Award in 2020 and 2023 and the SmartWay Excellence Award in 2017 and 2021.

Saia LTL Freight


Network planning is a foundational element of Saia’s fleet efficiency and optimization. The carrier invested in planning and load scheduling software and tools and streamlined its pickup and delivery processes, covering approximately 450 million miles. Saia leverages both historic and real-time data to continually refine its network optimization and scheduling, thereby reducing mileage and emissions.

Another notable achievement in 2023 was the use of data and technology to maximize space, efficiency, and loaded miles (distance traveled while hauling freight). With the majority of its tractors being newer, Saia’s fleet now has better miles per gallon, advanced safety features, and meets national emissions standards.

Moving forward, Saia will continue to aggressively evaluate alternative fuel fleet options.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, Saia retrofitted facilities in its network to save on energy costs and improve efficiency. This included updating HVAC systems, replacing windows to conserve energy, and implementing “smart” cooling systems across buildings and in IT server rooms.

Scan Global Logistics


Globally, Scan Global Logistics follows a sustainability strategy supported by four ESG priorities: supporting UN sustainable development goals, committing to limiting global warming to 1.5°C, developing sustainable solutions, and offering tangible services–from reporting to actions–to help shipper customers reduce their emissions.

Scan Global Logistics signed agreements with Neste for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to help reduce emissions. It also signed a PPA with Energi Danmark and 12 other companies to support the development of a new 70,000 MWh solar park to be completed in Jutland in 2023.

The global 3PL also committed to deploy 12 Scania electric 40-foot container trucks in 10 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to fast-track full electrification of heavy container trucking and signed an agreement for a global solution for ocean biofuel to offer customers 100% CO2-neutral ocean freight for their containers.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Scan Global was the first freight forwarder to join SmartWay and has been a transport partner in good standing since April 2007.

It was also the first freight forwarder in Sweden to provide HVO100, a fossil-free renewable diesel, for all ocean container trucking at no additional cost to customers.



In 2023, Schneider deployed a fleet of 92 Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in Southern California. Over the course of 2023, the use of the eCascadias has offset approximately 5 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

To power its electric fleet, Schneider built a charging depot about half the size of a football field at its operations center in South El Monte, California. It also replaced two diesel yard spotters with electric yard spotters at its Rancho Cucamonga, California cross dock facility. The new vehicles run for 24 hours before needing to be recharged and save an estimated 70,000 pounds of CO2 each year.

Throughout 2023, Schneider continued to focus on opportunities to improve the environmental impact of its owned facilities and make progress toward a 2035 net zero status goal. It completed an energy audit of its owned facilities against the Department of Energy’s benchmarks and implemented several energy-saving and environmentally focused initiatives, including an enhanced corporate recycling program, installing energy-saving lightbulbs and committing to sourcing environmentally friendly products.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In addition to being an active participant on various industry councils, Schneider has been recognized by several third-party organizations with sustainability-based awards such as the Innovation Award from Norfolk Southern’s 2023 Thoroughbred Sustainability Partners Awards and a SmartWay high performer award. Schneider also has been awarded the PepsiCo “Sustainability Asset Carrier of the Year” three consecutive times.

Seaboard Marine


Seaboard Marine plans to incorporate nine liquefied natural gas ships by 2025, reducing carbon emissions. It also plans to expand its cargo capacity and perishables containers for efficient transportation.

The ocean transportation company installed solar panels in its overseas offices, with plans for further expansion. Its green building efforts include LEED certification.

Through its emission reduction efforts, Seaboard Marine contributes to climate change mitigation.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2020, Seaboard Marine achieved Silver LEED certification for its PortMiami maintenance and repair facility.

Sunset Transportation


Sunset Transportation partners with shippers and carriers to ensure compliance and ongoing sustainability improvements in a few ways. It has invested in Highway, a platform that actively monitors carriers’ certification status and renewal dates for various sustainability initiatives including, but not limited to, SmartWay, ARBER, and CARB. Through Highway, Sunset receives automated auditing, verification, visibility and compliance data to ensure it sources carrier partners that meet the strict and unique sustainability requirements of its shippers on a load-by-load basis.

Sunset also provides customers with monthly emissions reporting per location, by carrier, load count, and carbon reduction opportunities.

Internally, Sunset provides multiple health and wellness initiatives for employees, energy efficient lighting and windows in all locations, and paperless freight payment, carrier, and customer accounting practices.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Sunset Transportation has been a SmartWay partner since its inception in 2004.

Toyota Material Handling


Toyota Material Handling (TMH) is boosting production while reducing emissions at its facility. From 2019 to 2023, TMH cut CO2 per unit by 40%, electrical usage by 12%, natural gas usage by 20%, and overall CO2 emissions by 34%. In January 2023, TMH raised its renewable energy ratio to 35%, up from 30% in 2022.

In 2023, TMH installed a 2.5-acre solar array at its Indiana headquarters, projected to produce more than 1.4 million kWh of clean energy annually. In March 2024, Toyota achieved ISO 14001 recertification for the 24th consecutive year. TMH also conducted a waste audit with its primary hauler to improve waste management. The Sustainability Task Force focuses on reducing Scope 1-3 emissions and enhancing sustainability education at the highest levels of the company, supporting Toyota Industries Corporation’s commitment to Science Based Targets (SBTs).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Operating a landfill-free facility since 2004, Toyota Material Handling diverted 579 tons of waste from landfills in 2023 and recycled, recovered and reused 7,545 tons of materials.

Trinity Logistics


Trinity Logistics reports the carbon impact of each less-than-truckload shipment to its customers and will discuss if they wish to offset that impact via contribution to sustainability projects of their choice. As a Carbonfree Partner with Carbon Fund, the 3PL is working to become carbon-neutral by donating funds to offset emissions.

All Trinity facilities are equipped with LED lighting, and offer recycling bins as well as automatic timer faucets and lights throughout the building.

Its promotional item packaging is made of recycled materials and reusable; it also offers items that are made from recycled plastic.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Trinity Logistics earned a Bronze sustainability rating from EcoVadis, has been a SmartWay program member since 2008, and has partnered with the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care program since 2009.

Tucker Company Worldwide


Tucker Company Worldwide has more than 60 years of experience arranging transportation for renewable energy industry customers and supporting operations for many companies in clean energy and other related industries.

In September 2023, Tucker introduced the Carbon NetZero program, allowing shipper customers to reclaim up to 100% of Scope 3 CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions, achieved by storing carbon through reforestation in partnership with reputable non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Tucker has been recognized as a SmartWay partner for 15 consecutive years, and continues to measure, benchmark, and improve sustainable logistics metrics.

Uber Freight


Uber Freight’s Bundles feature, which matches carriers with loads along their routes, has helped save an average of 17.2 miles between facilities, resulting in a 22.6% reduction in empty miles. Its Lanehub solution also creates Dynamic Continuous Moves that maximize truckload capacity and reduce costs. In just one year, Uber Freight eliminated 2.4 million empty miles.

Uber Freight also helps provide supply chain visibility, enabling shippers to track progress through an end-to-end emissions dashboard. With the ability to monitor the entirety of their supply chain in one place, shippers can pinpoint emission-intensive segments and strategize ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, Uber Freight partnered with WattEV to deploy electric trucks in California and collaborated with Greenlane to accelerate installation of public charging infrastructure for electric trucks.



UPS continues to focus on transparency, accurate measurement and decarbonization of its entire global supply chain, which resulted in a year over year 6.9% decrease in Scope 1, 2 and 3 C02e emissions, according to its latest Sustainability Report.

The transportation company has been investing in alternative fuel for more than 20 years. In the past year, it added to its global fleet totaling more than 15,600 alternate fuel and advanced technology vehicles, including more than 1,000 electric and plugin hybrid electric vehicles – all of which are key to reaching its goal of 40% alternative fuel utilization in ground operations by 2025.

UPS partnered with both internal and external stakeholders, including building engineers and utility partners, to develop a plan to power 25% of its facilities with renewable energy by 2025. In 2022, 8% of UPS’s total electricity was generated from renewable sources for its owned and leased facilities. This included rooftop solar arrays installed on some buildings and procurement of renewable electricity to run operations. Through testing and learning, UPS is well-positioned to hit its 2025 goal and 2035 goal of 100% of facilities being powered by renewable energy.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: UPS purchased 162 million gallons of alternative fuels, including methane-reducing renewable natural gas, which in total represented 26.5% of its ground fuel usage, up from 25.9% in 2021.

Ward Transport & Logistics


In 2018, Ward Transport & Logistics began reducing the amps in its network by switching to LED lighting. By 2025, all 22 service centers will be utilizing LEDs. The carrier also is upgrading facilities with more efficient generators/installations, new electric panel, motion sensor light switches, and new restroom plumbing fixtures.

From 2020 to 2024, Ward reduced its miles per gallon by 12% and its CO2 emissions by 12/94%. It also deploys electric forklifts in its Allentown, Pennsylvania service center’s dock operation.

Ward has been a SmartWay partner member since 2008. In March 2024, it released its first Corporate Sustainability Mission report.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Implementing a paperless invoicing program has resulted in 4,008 fewer envelopes and 34,176 fewer sheets of paper (average per year). Ward also is implementing paperless delivery receipts.

Wen-Parker Logistics


At all levels of its organization, Wen-Parker Logistics (WPL) embraces and promotes sustainable operation as a core principle. The 3PL incorporates environmentally responsible practices into everyday business activities, and encourages each member of its global team to look for new ways to reduce its collective carbon footprint.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Wen-Parker Logistics committed to a partnership with 4Ocean to help remove up to 20,000 pounds of plastic and trash from the oceans, rivers, and coastlines.

Werner Enterprises


Werner prioritizes sustainability through several initiatives. It set ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, committing to a 55% decrease by 2035. Werner also engages in transparent SASB reporting, disclosing Scope 1 emissions and achieving a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions since 2020. The company is on track to disclose Scope 2 emissions by 2025.

Werner, a SmartWay partner, employs innovative fleet technology such as trailer aerodynamic enhancements, APUs, and electric and alternative fuel vehicles. It also implements route optimization, driver training and continuous fleet updates to enhance freight efficiency and mitigate environmental impact.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Werner is a 2024 SmartWay Excellence Award semifinalist. The company recently tested new technology that enhances trailer aerodynamics and total efficiency by 3-4%



Operating under the ethical principles of honesty, reliability, compassion, fairness, and stewardship, the 3PL company has participated in several green initiatives in warehouse and transportation practices nationwide.

Many WSI practices align with Together for Sustainability (TfS), a global program to assess, audit, and improve sustainability practices in the supply chain industry. These assessments streamline chemical companies’ processes to analyze their sustainability efforts and increase visibility for supply chain partners with exemplary practices.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: In 2023, WSI joined Covestro’s global sustainability program.

Yale Lift Truck Technologies


Yale Lift Truck Technologies’ recent solutions include integrated lithium-ion-powered three-wheel and four-wheel lift trucks that are designed from the ground up around the slim form factor of a lithium-ion battery pack, offering significant ergonomic advantages. Specific to supporting sustainability initiatives, lithium-ion batteries generate zero harmful emissions and can help reduce recycling waste.

The Yale Power Suite offers a variety of power options across a comprehensive range of lift trucks, incorporating lithium-ion batteries, internal combustion engines and lead-acid batteries.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: Hyster-Yale assesses and reports its ESG performance through EcoVadis. In its latest rating the company earned a Silver Medal and scored a 61/100, placing it in the top 25% globally.

Green Technology Partners

These solutions providers offer technology that empowers sustainable supply chains

Aera Technology


The Aera Decision Cloud platform helps teams use decision intelligence to support sustainability goals, align against ESG targets, and reduce carbon impacts while balancing service, revenue, and cost.

Arrive Logistics


The ARRIVEnow technology platform, includes a load-matching algorithm that ensures shipments travel on trucks running the most efficient routes possible, which reduces emissions. The company’s private fleet and committed capacity programs are designed to reduce deadhead and the resulting emissions.



CleanMile is an end-to-end emissions management solution for scope 1 and 3 transportation emissions that gives shippers the framework and support to track, plan, and execute decarbonization initiatives.



GuaranteedPOWER offerings now include PowerHIVE and energy storage solutions that enable renewable power generation for facilities. A typical GuaranteedPOWER system reduces water consumption, eliminating the need for lead and acid on-site; decreases energy usage; and reduces carbon emissions.

Dragonfly Energy


Dragonfly Energy’s Battle Born All-Electric APU replaces traditional diesel-powered auxiliary power units in heavy-duty trucks, eliminating idling. This lithium-ion battery system powers in-cabin HVAC, appliances, and electronics while the truck is off, producing zero emissions.



enVista conducts EPA-aligned carbon emissions and sustainability analysis, reviewing shippers’ carbon footprint by mode, carrier, account and lane. The report provides insight into total transportation-based emissions, cost to offset and what-if modeling, revealing opportunities to reduce emissions.



Flowspace’s Network Optimization product determines the optimal configuration within the company’s network of 150+ fulfillment locations. By optimally distributing inventory, merchants are able to keep shipments within nearby zones, minimizing shipping distances and related carbon footprint.



Freightgate’s cloud-based solution incorporates a carbon modeling feature that helps shippers calculate the carbon emissions associated with their logistics operations. With this data, businesses can make informed decisions aimed at mitigating their environmental impact.



Using advanced geotracking and predictive analytics, Greenplan cuts emissions by 10-20% and improves efficiency by 20-40%. These savings empower businesses to pursue green responsibility while boosting productivity.



Tracks and manages the carbon footprint of multimodal global shipments and contributes to international distribution of goods through patents on methods of calculation and public education.

Manhattan Associates


Manhattan Active Omni manages direct-to-consumer operations to enable greener choices. The Smarter Pallet Fill algorithms built into Manhattan Active Inventory provide as much as a 7% increase in truck fill ratios, meaning fleet miles traveled can be cut down and carbon emissions reduced.



AutoO2 uses mathematics and artificial intelligence to convert shipping requirements into optimized full loads, generating carbon savings and reducing transportation costs by 5-10%. The technology gathers data from existing systems to generate the optimized shipment configuration and the associated 3-D load diagram.



The company’s “Green Program” incentivizes customers and receivers (those receiving trackers at the completion of a shipment) to return used Tive trackers instead of discarding them. The program reduces electronic waste by renewing and recirculating trackers, extending their useful life and reducing the demand for new device production.

Yard Management Solutions


YMS addresses the environmental impact of traditional yard operations by reducing unnecessary travel distances within facilities. YMS offers drivers real-time visibility, guiding them directly to the precise yard spot where the trailer is located. This targeted approach minimizes aimless driving in search of trailers, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions. The incorporation of GPS technology guarantees that moves are assigned to the nearest driver, enhancing efficiency and further decreasing emissions.