More Fleets Are Going Green at Their Facilities

A growing number of transportation and logistics providers are cutting costs and going green with energy-efficient truck terminals and warehouses.

Installing more efficient lighting and climate control systems and moving to reusable packaging materials are among the ways that fleets are reducing energy consumption and waste at their facilities.

These eco-friendly practices benefit the bottom line and also bring soft benefits, such as improving public and employee relations.

“As a company, we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint, increase awareness and improve technology, while lowering our utility bills,” said Jim Maug, director of building maintenance and property management at Pitt Ohio.

The regional less-than-truckload carrier has made significant investments in clean energy, installing renewable energy sources at multiple sites and constructing efficient buildings certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, or LEED.