Access America Transport’s Green Logistics Programs
Access America Transport is dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. As a leader in an industry with a poor track record of environmental stewardship, we are committed to improving that record through far-reaching and innovative green initiatives.
Our commitment to a green supply chain starts at the core of our business: our transportation services. Access America Transport makes every effort to team up with vendors, agencies and customers that share a similar concern for the environment. We have put several programs into place that help us contribute to the well-being of our planet. These green initiatives include:
• Utilizing private fleet backhaul capacity to reduce empty miles
• Re-routing of equipment in order to reduce empty miles
• Instituting an incentive program for vendors to use alternative fuels
• Performing cost analyses on many projects to determine if rail transit is appropriate
• Switching traffic from truck to rail when possible
• Multi-modal optimization
Through our efforts, we have been able to reduce diesel fuel consumption by as much as 80% in some instances.
Our concern for the environment goes beyond our transportation services. We recognize that the little things often matter the most. Access America has instituted company-wide sustainability practices that reflect our commitment to reducing our own carbon footprint. These practices include:
• Eliminating Styrofoam products from our office supplies
• Installing energy efficient lighting in all locations
• Instituting recycling bins in all our locations
• Ordering out lunch one day per week to reduce traffic out of our offices during the day
• Mandating the shutdown of all unused computers overnight
• Conducting business almost exclusively in electronic formats to eliminate 95% of office paper use
Our ongoing efforts to protect our environment were recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency when they made us an official SmartWay Transport Partner. Access America Transport received the highest score possible.
This environmental commitment has become a cornerstone of our business model and is one of the ways that we distinguish ourselves from our competition.