Sustainability News from FreightWaves
How is the Science Based Targets initiative impacting the freight industry?
by Alyssa Sporrer on September 15, 2021
“We believe that every sector has to make a contribution toward global decarbonization,” Fernando Rangel Villasana, senior technical manager at SBTi, told FreightWaves.
Keeping trucks loaded is the first step toward a sustainable supply chain
by Ashley Coker, Associate Editor on September 8, 2021
When people think about “environmentally conscious trucking,” they tend to think about electric vehicles and other environmentally conscious trucking operations. While these cutting edge technologies can play a role in sustainability, they often come with high price tags, long waitlists and significant barriers to entry.
Hyundai reveals autonomous, hydrogen-powered trucking concept
by Jack Daleo on September 7, 2021
The automaker is committing to hydrogen as its fuel of the future — and not just for its commercial vehicles.
Odyssey Logistics’ sustainability program targets emissions, inefficiency in supply chain
by Alyssa Sporrer on September 6, 2021
“The program offers technical and consultative resources that both shippers and carriers can use to reduce their carbon footprints, while improving the speed, resilience and efficiency of their supply chains,” said Bob Shellman, president and CEO at Odyssey Logistics.
Webinar: Driving Blind: Shippers Make Decisions Informed By The Wrong Data
by Emily Camp on September 2, 2021
Today’s shippers understand that decisions made without a data-driven approach are not just risky bets; they’re potentially reckless. But in an effort to build an informed strategy, most shippers spend too much time collecting and analyzing the wrong data. It’s no secret that there are gaps between what public databases portray and what real-time markets …
Convoy survey: Trucking divided on sustainability, climate change
by Alyssa Sporrer on September 2, 2021
Convoy surveyed nearly 600 U.S. trucking companies and found that more recently founded carriers and younger demographics were more likely to feel pressure to reduce emissions.
Freight railroads set green goals
by Joanna Marsh on August 28, 2021
Canadian Pacific, Norfolk Southern and the broader freight rail industry describe how they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Verte partners with Manifest on sustainable supply chain solution
by Jack Daleo on August 24, 2021
The two companies are joining forces to provide a tech-powered, eco-friendly alternative to a wasteful supply chain.
Union Pacific, Progress Rail to increase biodiesel content for locomotives
by Joanna Marsh on August 23, 2021
Progress Rail will use Union Pacific locomotives that are capable of handling a biodiesel blend of 20%.
Sustainability and profitability: Going green doesn’t have to be costly
by Ashley Coker, Associate Editor on August 19, 2021
Sustainability has garnered a reputation as cutting edge and costly. There are ways to embrace environmentalism without breaking the bank. In fact, becoming more sustainable can actually drive profits higher.
MIT looks at sustainability — Net-Zero Carbon
by Kaylee Nix on August 16, 2021
Danny Gomez and Tyler Cole look at one dataset showing the latest trends in sustainability.
Daily Infographic: Consumers’ views on sustainability in e-commerce
by Brandon Cafferky on August 16, 2021
Even environmentally indifferent consumers want sustainable shipping options
Zero emissions, zero traffic: How an EV company is making delivery sustainable
by Jack Daleo on August 13, 2021
URB-E and PenguinPickUp are partnering on a pilot project to conduct deliveries with electric bikes and compact containers.
Webinar – Sustainability in Shipping: How Environmental Goals Are Shaping Supply Chain Strategies
by FreightWaves Staff on August 12, 2021
Register today to join us for the live session and hear how companies are working to meet the demand for sustainability while maintaining profitability.
Intelligent route optimization key to helping shippers achieve ESG goals
by Jack Glenn on July 30, 2021
FarEye’s Intelligent Delivery Management Platform equips enterprises for a low-cost, sustainable future and creates happier customers through reduced cost and optimized operations.
Careful carrier selection provides pathway for shippers to reduce carbon footprint
by Ashley Coker, Associate Editor on July 8, 2021
As the push for a more sustainable planet continues to grow stronger, companies across the supply chain will be expected to have a clear plan for cleaning up their operations.
Daily Infographic: Same-day versus next-day delivery: Which is more sustainable?
by Brandon Cafferky on July 7, 2021
Same-day versus next-day delivery: Which is more sustainable?
Technology brings out the sustainability for UK retailer
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on July 5, 2021
Bringg helped U.K. retailer Co-op scale its e-commerce business from 30 stores to over 800 in a year’s time — and do so in a more environmentally friendly way.
Logistics Tech Summit: Trucking’s drive to net-zero carbon
by John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent on June 30, 2021
Covenant believes government incentives are vital in helping the trucking industry meet zero-emission goals.
Spiking consumer demand for sustainability makes visibility-tech a must
by Corrie White on June 28, 2021
The brilliant thing about implementing telematic solutions is that efforts towards energy efficiency also improve the bottom line.
Webinar: How The Home Depot Optimizes Freight Shipping for Resiliency & Flexibility
by FreightWaves Staff on June 22, 2021
A dramatic shift away from services and toward goods brought a surge in demand for The Home Depot products. With freight capacity strained, the team at The Home Depot strengthened efforts to earn shipper-of-choice status from carriers, reduced inefficiencies from their supply chain, and worked with Loadsmart to further flexibility and resiliency. Loadsmart and The …
DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’
by Alyssa Sporrer on June 3, 2021
DHL research released Thursday provides insights for “e-tailers that wish to lead on environmental issues,” said Greg Hewitt, CEO at DHL Express USA.
How do companies attain B Corp certification?
by Alyssa Sporrer on June 2, 2021
B Corps are held to the highest standards of social and environmental impact. B Lab and B Corp representatives tell FreightWaves how to pass the rigorous assessment.
CSOs get a seat at the C-suite table
by Alyssa Sporrer on May 25, 2021
FreightWaves chats with chief sustainability officers about their experience and how they drive sustainable change at each company.
Why a green company culture is the key to corporate sustainability
by Sponsor on May 24, 2021
Whether you’re a large or small business, embarking on the quest for sustainability might feel overwhelming if your operations have been less than planet-friendly in the past.
FreightWaves LIVE recap: Sustainability shapes shipper strategies
by Alyssa Sporrer on May 20, 2021
FreightWaves’ Zach Strickland and Loadsmart Vice President of Operations Jim Nicholson chat about mode optimization, truckload consolidation and technology’s role in sustainable shipping.
Legacy systems, lack of visibility hampering last-mile delivery providers
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on May 12, 2021
The use of legacy technology and the lack of real-time visibility continue to impact the ability of last-mile delivery providers to increase business, according to a Bringg report.
New Legend energizes local lanes, ordering 50 Freightliner eCascadias
by Ashley Coker, Associate Editor on May 10, 2021
New Legend announced plans Monday to switch all of the company’s local running lanes to an entirely all-electric fleet by 2023.
Ware2Go offers free carbon offset program to merchants
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on May 3, 2021
Ware2Go, which offers shipping to merchants of all sizes with a specialization in e-commerce, will automatically purchase carbon offsets through Pachama for its customers.
Are carbon offsets effective?
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 28, 2021
As companies purchase carbon credits to help meet net-zero emissions goals, AskWaves digs into the positives and negatives of carbon offsets.
NZCS chat recap: Using carbon measurement tech to reduce emissions
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 22, 2021
You can’t reduce carbon emissions without measuring them first. C.H. Robinson experts discuss the company’s carbon measurement technology.
Onfleet to partner with customers on carbon emissions offset program
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 22, 2021
Onfleet announced a carbon offset program that will see it partner with its customers to contribute $8 per metric ton of carbon dioxide generated through delivery operations to reforestation and old forest protection programs.
FreightWaves Carbon Intelligence: New tools to monitor carbon footprint
by FreightWaves Staff on April 22, 2021
FreightWaves introduces FreightWaves Carbon Intelligence. Learn more here!
What can we expect on Earth Day a year from now?
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 22, 2021
Supply chain, climate and FreightWaves experts shared their hopes for Earth Day next year in terms of reduced emissions, alternative fuel adoption, government leadership and more.
Hyliion hunkers down as EV startup stocks get hammered
by Alan Adler on April 21, 2021
Hyliion Holdings stock is getting hammered along with most electric vehicle startups, but CEO Thomas Healy is staying optimistic.
BringgGreen offers retailers new tools for eco-friendly delivery
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 20, 2021
Delivery and fulfillment platform Bringg has introduced BringgGreen Sustainability Tech Practice, a suite of tools to help retailers reduce their carbon footprint through more sustainable last-mile delivery practices.
Salesforce tool expedites direct and indirect emissions accounting
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 20, 2021
The Salesforce Sustainability Cloud on Tuesday added a scope 3 emissions hub that allows companies to track upstream emissions from business travel, purchased goods and employee commutes.
Preview: Net-Zero Carbon Summit, April 22
by FreightWaves Staff on April 18, 2021
Free virtual summit involves industry experts discussing strategies to decarbonize the transportation sector.
Truck Talk: Deal or no deal edition
by Alan Adler on April 16, 2021
Truck Talk is a weekly newsletter from FreightWaves that adds perspective and context to happenings in the trucking industry.
IKEA to electrify last-mile delivery in Canada with Lion Electric
by Brian Straight, managing editor, Modern Shipper on April 15, 2021
IKEA Canada and its last-mile delivery partner Second Closet will purchase all-electric trucks from Lion Electric to be used for home deliveries.
How much carbon does the transportation industry emit annually?
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 14, 2021
Relying on fossil fuels to move people and goods creates a massive carbon footprint that the transportation industry is only starting to address.
Battery Resourcers raises $20M for sustainable battery ecosystem
by Grace Sharkey on April 13, 2021
North America is expected to mine only 5% of the world's lithium by 2025, making Battery Resourcers’ recycling strategy important for domestic EV manufacturers.
A healthier planet depends on a greener supply chain
by Ashley Coker, Associate Editor on April 13, 2021
Scientists and government leaders are pushing for a more sustainable supply chain. Consumers are paying attention.
Road freight sustainability expert: ‘We really don’t have a good plan’
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 12, 2021
Daniel Sperling, founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, shared his thoughts on the path to reducing emissions in the road freight sector.
Tracking transportation-related emissions just got easier
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 8, 2021
C.H. Robinson on Thursday debuted its Emissions IQ self-serve tool for tracking carbon emissions from transportation.
Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 7, 2021
Electric-assisted cargo bikes are being implemented as cities face challenges with congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and parking.
DHL’s Expedited Max is officially carbon-neutral
by Alyssa Sporrer on April 6, 2021
Having proved it could achieve 100% offsetting of CO2 emissions from Expedited Max in 2020, DHL eCommerce Solutions is officially declaring its service with the highest carbon footprint as carbon-neutral moving forward.
Technology plays key role in decarbonizing freight rail: Wabtec exec
by Joanna Marsh on April 6, 2021
Wabtec’s chief technology officer chats with FreightWaves about ways technology can help the freight rail industry decarbonize.
Positive publicity from COVID can lift air cargo, trade group says
by Eric Kulisch, Air Cargo Editor on April 5, 2021
The air cargo industry quickly pulled together to deliver critical COVID vaccines and PPE last year. The same type of teamwork can be applied to other social needs, such as the environment and diversity, air cargo leaders say.
Freight Club’s carbon offset initiative takes root
by Jack Glenn on April 1, 2021
Freight Club’s carbon offset initiative, which launched on Jan. 1, uses tree power to counteract emissions at no expense to its members.