Inbound Logistics | June 2021

technology enables Alliance Shippers to move refrigerated goods via rail—reducing CO2 output by approximately 67% or 1 billion pounds compared to moving the same goods via trucks. As an active participant in the SmartWay program, Alliance Shippers works closely with original equipment manufacturers to utilize CARB-compliant components and practices as part of its specifications for any new trailer/ container build. Its investment in solar panels allows the company to use the sun’s energy to continuously charge the batteries on its fleet, lowering fuel consumption and reducing emissions. Alliance Shippers also manages the run time on units at customer pool locations to reduce carbon emissions and optimize asset utilization to increase capacity.

A. Duie Pyle

A. Duie Pyle invests in equipment that promotes conservation and decreases the consumption of resources in its warehouses, facilities, and fleet. Forty-five percent of Pyle’s trucks were built within the past 3.5 years, which is below the industry average of 5.2 years. This minimizes exhaust emissions and improves fuel economy. Pyle’s service centers use electric forklifts, which reduce carbon emissions by 24,000 pounds per unit. In 2010, Pyle invested in more than 4,000 solar panels for its Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, warehouse, enabling the 570,000-square-foot facility to run on 100% solar energy. Its Bronx, New York, service center uses 100% LED lighting with tube lights in shops and break rooms harnessing sunlight. In 2020, Pyle opened a new service center in Hagerstown, Maryland, with integral LED lighting systems and solar light piping. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT A. Duie Pyle installed self- inflating tires and implemented paperless operations.

AAA Cooper Transportation AAA Cooper Transportation installed enhanced/full aerodynamic fairing packages, converted oil to lighter-weight synthetic for better fuel economy, installed tire pressure systems designed for drive tire position to improve MPG, and installed next-generation skirting on van trailers for airflow direction. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT AAA Cooper Transportation designed data centers to reduce HVAC demands and overall utility consumption.

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting

Alliance Shippers

Alliance Shippers continues to reduce its carbon footprint by adding EverGreen refrigeration units that are CARB compliant for the life of the unit. The company equips its refrigerated trailers and containers with two-way cellular tracking devices, drawing power from a solar-powered battery source within its refrigeration units. This technology allows units to be plugged into an electric source while sitting in a yard or at a dock. Building its fleet of refrigerated equipment with the most current

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT A SmartWay participant provider since 2006, Alliance Shippers was honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award in 2017 and 2019—one of 62 companies to receive this distinction.

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