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  August 12th, 2015 | Written by

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AVERITT EXPRESS
Founded 1971 | North America | Asset Based
If the bumper crop of environmental awards Averitt Express harvests every year eventually becomes a sustainability issue of its own, CEO Gary Sasser will know what to do. Sasser was 21 in 1971 when he began building his just-bought company into an international provider of freight transportation and diverse supply chain management. In 2004, Sasser began remaking Averitt into an environmental steward. The company’s gone on to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulates by more than 50 percent and carbon dioxide by 27.5 percent while continuing its success in 143 locations in the U.S. and around the world. averittexpress.com

CARDINAL LOGISTICS
Founded 1997 | Domestic | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Going to the environmental impact it can most effectively control, Cardinal Logistics focuses most of its sustainability efforts on its fleet of trucks, recognizing that improvements there add value to its customers’ supply chains. Cardinal is committed to new vehicles and equipment that lower emissions and reduce fuel consumption. Drivers are trained in maintenance, taught improved driving habits and offered incentives for high miles-per-gallon rates. New routing strategies reduce miles, enhance backhaul support and monitor for efficient performance. cardlog.com

CASESTACK
Founded 1999 | North America | Non-Asset Based
The company is a perennial leader in sustainable supply chain because its green practices are extensions of the business practices that also make CaseStack an industry leader in collaborative shipping programs. Solutions include eight energy efficient consolidation centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as retailer freight consolidation programs which combine the less than truckload shipments of several suppliers with the same destination into full truckloads. The effect is to pass along CaseStack’s improvements in sourcing/procurement, fulfillment/logistics, operations and product lifecycle management to its clients. ww2.casestack.com

DSC LOGISTICS
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Consolidation of the former Dry Storage Corp. from 22 companies to one foreshadowed the collaboration necessary for sustainability. A year after DSC’s Sustainability Steering Committee increased oversight in 2010, reductions were recorded in the use of water (24 percent), electricity (5 percent), propane (2 percent) and natural gas (22 percent). In 2013, electricity use declined 8 percent, natural gas 10 percent and propane by 35 percent. The happiness continues. dsclogistics.com

EXPEDITORS INTERNATIONAL
Founded 1979 | Global | Non-Asset Based
From its Seattle headquarters through more than 14,600 employees at 250 locations on six continents, this global logistics company has achieved Fortune 500 status due to its ability to apply simple and effective solutions to the sophisticated needs of international trade. Expeditors International considers the pursuit of sustainable business practices as essential to that mission of customized logistics solutions as the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing and distribution. expeditors.com

• GOING UP Matson Logistics schools its workforce in its comprehensive environmental policy and employs technologies to improve air and water efficiencies as well as prevent oil spills.
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Matson Logistics schools its workforce in its comprehensive environmental policy and employs technologies to improve air and water efficiencies as well as prevent oil spills.

HUB GROUP
Founded 1971 | North America | Asset & Non-Asset Based
While acknowledging sustainability’s higher purpose, the Hub Group is about the best option from among its intermodal, highway, drayage and logistics services. It’s not shy about touting the bottom line. But that’s where the Hub Group’s intermodal conversion experience teaches that trains are four times more fuel efficient than cars—a formula that makes the money-saving option the environment-saving option, too. Hub belongs to SmartWay, the EPA partnership that helps shippers, carriers and logistics companies go easier on Mother Earth. hubgroup.com

LYNDEN LOGISTICS
Founded 1906 | Global | Asset & Non-Asset Based
Part of an Alaska-based family of companies whose working relationship with big oil ranges from the trans-Alaska pipeline to the Bakken oil patch, Lynden Logistics says its commitment to environmentalism “is based on a common-sense desire to be efficient and to do things right.” According to Lynden, that commitment requires that “we look at everything from modern equipment to driver behavior and idle time, from route planning to aerodynamics and payloads.” lynden.com

MATSON LOGISTICS
Founded 1882 | Global | Asset & Non-Asset Based
A subsidiary that “extends” the Matson Navigation Co.’s worldwide network, which includes the vulnerable waters of the Hawaiian Islands, California coast, Puget Sound and Alaska, Matson Logistics also expands some of shipping’s most conscientious policies. From a workforce schooled in the comprehensive Matson Environmental Policy to a fleet loaded with technologies to improve air and water and efficiency, prevent oil spills and clean ballast water, Matson takes its stewardship seriously and at considerable expense. matson.com

RYDER SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS
Founded 1933 | Global | Asset & Non-Asset Based
The June release of TranSync, a powerful business transportation planning tool available only to Ryder customers, further advanced the Fortune 500 company’s case for outsourcing business transportation in an era of driver shortages, capacity constraints, rising freight prices and government regulations. Ryder points out that its various plans for handling the trucks, drivers, routing, scheduling and management feature an environmental benefit: the expert maintenance and lower emissions of its state-of-the-art trucks and partnership with the EPA’s SmartWay program. ryder.com

TRANSGROUP
Founded 1986 | Global | Non-Asset Based
An award from the National School Transportation Association for Transgroup’s efforts to increase the use and reduce the toxic emissions of school buses typifies the company’s practical but progressive approach to solutions. Its Transrecovery program—the recovery and proper disposition of equipment and other value-assets that have reached their end-of-lease or product-lifecycles—also reflects a heightened environmental awareness and the ever-changing technology that can exacerbate and solve the impact of disposables on the Earth. transgroup.com

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