Leading international express services provider, DHL, confirmed the addition of electronic delivery vans to its alternative fuel vehicle fleet to support company goals to reduce emissions.
By 2025, the company hopes to have at least 70 percent of its delivery services performed with clean transport modes. Beyond 2025, the company’s vision is to be 100 percent emissions-free, with 2050 slated at the goal year. The new fleet boasts features including most efficient last-mile delivery and work truck systems available with the ability to run up to 100 miles on a single charge.
“Throughout the United States, DHL has proactively sought opportunities in select markets where we can implement AFV fleets that will help us reach our clean transport goals while continuing to provide a superior service experience,” said Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S.
“This year alone, nearly 30 percent of our new vehicles will be alternative fuel. We’re excited about the technologies that continue to emerge in this area and how they are benefiting the logistics industry.”
Global companies continue following the increasing trend of implementing eco-friendly and sustainable options in transportation, from shippers to trucking and beyond. These efforts promote sustainable transportation as a standard, ultimately raising the bar for all players in the shipping and transportation sectors.
Currently, the company boasts reduced emissions efforts through employing fully electric, hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas (CNG) and clean diesel as part of operations. The company lists four strategies that will enable the company to meet its target goals, one “milestone” at a time. To read more about the company’s plan, visit DHL.
The New York metro and Long Island regions will soon be serviced by two 100 percent electric FUSO eCanter trucks recently implemented by A. Duie Pyle – premier provider of asset and non-asset transportation and supply chain solutions. The company is one of the first in the United States to operate the world’s first fully electric-powered medium-duty truck.
“We are proud to be partnering with A. Duie Pyle to employ the first few of the FUSO eCanter trucks that are in operation here in the U.S. and other world markets,” said Bill Lyons, Vice President, Sales Operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. “We are aware of Pyle’s significant contribution to sustainable practices, and value partnering with companies who do so. We are excited to see the positive impact these trucks have on not only Pyle’s fleet, but our environment as well.”
This green addition to A. Duie Pyle’s Bronx service center supports the company’s Environmentally Conscious Operation (ECO) Program which aims to incorporate sustainable practices into operations. Additional efforts to support the program include a 1 megawatt, 100 percent solar powered warehouse, paperless dock management and handheld systems, and electric forklifts.
“Sustainability efforts are a key component to Pyle’s continued success
as an organization,” said John Luciani, COO of LTL Services at A. Duie Pyle. “Having
successfully implemented sustainable practices both small and large across our
company, adding electric trucks to our fleet was a much-anticipated goal for
the future. We are excited to introduce this groundbreaking technology into our