Inbound Logistics | June 2021


resistance design to maximize fuel efficiency. Tire inflation systems extend tire life and increase fuel efficiency. Computerized truck transmissions also enhance fuel economy. Its fleet features battery-operated auxiliary power units, eco mud flaps that reduce fuel costs and improve performance, fuel economy packages, and pup trailers with solar panels to charge batteries and conserve fuel. The company’s long- combination vehicles reduce miles, save fuel, and reduce greenhouse gases. Its trailer tails improve fuel efficiency by 5.5% by streamlining airflow and reducing rear drag.


Through the Science Based Targets initiative, DSV has

committed to rigorous goals for global greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Its initiatives include implementing a global multisite certificate for ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 45001 (Health & Safety), and ISO 14001 (Environment). m2, its largest hub in Northern Europe, has recycling programs for paper, cardboard, and plastic; in 2021, DSV is launching a recycling project to increase its global efforts. DSV Solutions, its warehousing and contract logistics division, initiated a sustainability program. Led by local ambassadors, the program has two tracks: 1) interacting with customers and suppliers to implement green solutions, and 2) optimizing technical solutions in its own offices and warehouses, including automatic control of heating, cooling, and ventilation. The program also introduces more sustainable equipment such as energy-efficient forklifts and alternative packaging solutions in warehouses.

Echo Global Logistics Echo Global Logistics works with its shipper and carrier partners to adopt procedures that reduce waste through recycling practices, minimize impact by reducing pollutants, increase the use of environmentally acceptable materials, and actively promote environmental awareness. Echo is certified in the ISO standard 14001: 2015. This means Echo’s environmental management system meets the requirements of ISO. Internally, Echo promotes company- wide recycling efforts, encourages employees to commute using public transportation, and provides staff with wellness options that benefit them and the environment.

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Erb’s fleet includes high-torque engine packages that offer cleaner exhaust emissions. Estes Estes was one of the first trucking companies to join the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership. The company invests in solar energy, installing solar-powered systems in four of its terminals. Estes also uses technology to plan routes to minimize fuel consumption, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and ensure it is carrying freight as efficiently as possible. Estes replaces older, less-efficient tractors with EPA- certified models to reduce its carbon footprint. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Estes provides customers with paperless e-commerce solutions.

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Since 2010, Echo has partnered with the EPA’s SmartWay program to measure, benchmark, and improve its environmental footprint. Echo shares its freight activity with the EPA, which tracks carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter emissions. Echo’s emissions scores rank above average and continue to improve. Erb Group of Companies A SmartWay partner, the Erb Group of Companies’ aerodynamic tractors improve fuel economy and have fuel-efficient tires that extend mileage and the lifetime of the tire. Trailer tires have a low-rolling

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT DSV received the Chemours Supplier Award in Sustainability in 2020.

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