Inbound Logistics | June 2021


NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS UPS was named to the Forbes and Just Capital annual Just 100 list for corporate citizenship for 2021, was recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, and made The Civic 50, a listing by the Points of Light Foundation that recognizes the 50 most community- minded companies in the nation. USA Truck Among the company’s equipment and facilities strategies, USA Truck has tightened tractor- to-trailer gaps to reduce aero drag; installed wheel and chassis aerodynamic devices; worked with engine and transmission manufacturers to achieve best fuel economy; automated transmissions for fuel economy gains; and implemented an ambient air temperature-controlled idle control system to reduce idle time for battery charging. USA Truck is testing solar powered battery charging for reduced idle, fuel burn, jump starts, and increased capacity; it is also testing solar- powered trailer telematics. The company installs trailer skirts on all trailer purchases, tests air disc brakes to reduce stopping distance and increase brake lining life. USA Truck is testing three self-deploying trailer tails for aerodynamic and MPG gains.

• Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS In 2021, Union Pacific recycled 480,000 tons of scrap metal and more than 1.96 million gallons of oil and fuel. The company also managed the largest industrial wastewater collection system in rail history.

TCI Transportation

TCI Transportation has placed more than 50 CNG Freightliner Cascadias into service in 2020 to move trash for LA County. The carrier also placed an order and gave a $400,000 deposit to Tesla for 20 electric tractors. Looking upward, TCI installed nearly 1 Mw of solar panels on the roofs of its facilities, which have all been outfitted with LED lighting. 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 TCI Transportation is installing charging stations in its largest facilities. It also has electric yard tractors for sale or lease at its Ottawa dealership.


Union Pacific

UPS invests in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and uses renewable energy to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Its “rolling laboratory”, which collects data about which alternative fuels and advanced technologies work best in various routes and areas, is always growing, adding more vehicles and traveling more miles using alternative fuel and advanced technologies. The company has provided millions of dollars for global environmental initiatives focused on climate change, renewable energy, and resource conservation. As part of its Global Forestry Initiative, UPS has planted more than 1.3 million trees around the world.

Union Pacific has spent the past 30 years overseeing environmental compliance across its operations. In 2021, the rail company set a target to reduce absolute 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from operations by 26% vs. 2018 baseline by 2030. Also this year, the company helped fight wildfires across Northern California with its innovative Water Train; helped customers eliminate 21.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by choosing rail over truck transportation; introduced a fleet of true hybrid refrigerated box cars; and implemented utility conservation projects that reduced energy consumption by 2 million kilowatts.

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

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT During the past three years, USA Truck has averaged a CO2 gram- per-mile reduction of 20, which is equal to a total reduction of CO2 by 11,785 metric tons. Werner Enterprises Werner announced its formalized Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiative in 2020. This launch, along with other

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting

GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources

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