Over the past few decades, the public awareness on environmental issues has considerably increased. Nowadays, it’s very common to see consumers be involved, whether directly or indirectly, in green initiatives. Business has followed suit, especially since the EPA passed new environmental laws requiring more environmental responsibility from companies. Trucking companies were among the businesses that understood the importance of sustainability and acted accordingly. A 2013 report from the United Nations on global corporate sustainability shows the main areas of industry in which corporations made substantial improvements and one of the industries listed was the transportation industry.
Environmentalists used to criticize trucking companies for making money at a great environmental cost. This is because of the greenhouse gases emitted through the use of high-powered diesel engines, the machines that power a company’s fleet. In trying to address such critics and do their part in preserving the planet, trucking companies took steps to cut their carbon footprint. The main challenge was to find green solutions to enact without bankrupting the company financially. Various green initiatives are possible, however, and even small changes can make a big difference. A few that our company, First Call Trucking & Courier, have employed are as follows:
- Acquisition of hybrid trucks
- Use of recycled paper for printing purposes
- Offering of paper waste pickup services
- Development of new sources of fuel
Why is this important for your business or you as an individual consumer?
As mentioned previously, there’s an increasing number of consumers who care for the environment and seek out products or services from “green” or sustainably conscious companies. By working with a trucking company such as First Call Trucking & Courier, you can easily prove to existing clients that your business is doing its part in preserving the environment. Personally, you can feel good about working with company who values more than just it’s bank account and professionally you can market yourself, by association at the very least, as company that cares for the environment as well. Please contact us to find out more about our trucking services and/or green initiatives.