Werner is piloting a number of emerging technologies–battery electric vehicles, renewable diesel, autonomous technologies–to work toward moving a minimum of 30% of its total miles in zero emission vehicles by 2035. In 2021, Werner earned the SmartWay Excellence and SmartWay High Performance awards. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Since 2007, Werner has eliminated 348 million gallons in fuel consumption, improved fuel eciency by over 30%, and reduced more than 3.9 million tons of CO2.
locomotives, such as its Tier 4 and battery-electric locomotives, and the use of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel, and hydrogen. In 2021, Wabtec delivered the first heavy-haul, 100% battery-electric locomotive, called FLXdrive. Throughout its pilot, the FLXdrive successfully reduced overall fuel consumption by more than 11%–the equivalent of 6,200+ gallons of diesel fuel saved and approximately 69 tons of • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT In late 2023, Wabtec plans to deliver the next version of the FLXdrive, which is anticipated to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 30%. CO2 emissions reduced. GREEN INITIATIVES
USA Truck www.usa-truck.com
USA Truck has been a SmartWay partner since 2005. Among other sustainability initiatives, the company tightened tractor-to-trailer gaps to reduce aero drag, partnered with engine and transmission manufacturers to optimize vehicle parameter settings for optimal fuel economy, and implemented automated transmissions for fuel economy gains. USA Truck also implemented an ambient air temp-controlled idle control system to reduce idle time for battery charging; tested solar power battery charging for reduced idle, fuel burn, jump starts, and increased capacity; installed trailer skirts to maintain aerodynamic advantage and increase fuel economy; replaced incandescent lighting with LED in all facilities; and purchased 10 electric tractors in 2022. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-ecient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT In recent years, USA Truck has reduced CO2 emissions by more than 8,800 metric tons and has recycled more than 85 tons of metal. Wabtec Corporation www.wabteccorp.com Wabtec helps its customers reduce their overall carbon footprint through the development of low-emitting
Wesco’s approach to sustainability is two-fold: minimize the negative impacts of its own operations and help customers and suppliers attain their sustainability goals through its products and services. Specifically, from 2016 levels, Wesco reduced landfill waste at its locations by 13%, reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 23%, reduced facility energy intensity by 9%, and improved the fuel eciency of its trucks by 3%. Wesco also supplies customers with LED lighting, smart building controls, and electric vehicle charging stations. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels/energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels
Werner Enterprises www.werner.com Werner announced its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiative in 2020, which enhances e¦orts to communicate ESG progress to associates, customers, shareholders, suppliers and the general public. The company set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 55% and plans to double intermodal usage by 2035. Werner continues to concentrate on sustainability focused advanced equipment technology/features, fuel conservation training, and on-site fuel tank removals to eliminate spillage and contamination risks.
• Energy-ecient lighting • Smart building controls NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT
In partnership with its customers, Wesco has provided solar and wind
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