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Understanding and mitigating the climate impact of logistics operations is a critical step in an organization’s overall sustainability efforts. Companies and organizations often struggle with the complexities of reducing supply chain emissions and carbon intensity of fleets. Costs can be extremely high, and implementation can be complex and disruptive to normal operations.

Fortunately, there are paths forward that offer significant benefits to companies looking to decarbonize their logistics operations. Using third party logistics providers that operate low or zero emissions vehicles are one way to show environmental leadership, as is leasing or purchasing alternative fuel and/or zero emissions vehicles. Other opportunities throughout the supply chain can be identified and captured as well, from energy choices, material handling decisions, shipping, vehicle choice, to last mile approach.

Impact of heavy-duty transporation on global greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions