NFI, a leading supply chain provider, recently ranked as a 2018 Top Green Fleet by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Magazine for the fifth time. The list is comprised of 25 companies that demonstrate long-term commitment to sustainability, including fuel efficiency, alternative fuels, pilot projects, and testing new technology.
NFI has implemented a variety of sustainable technologies and continues to explore initiatives across its dedicated and drayage fleet of over 4,000 tractors and 9,000 trailers in North America, utilizing EPA’s eight SmartWay emissions metrics and other key performance indicators. Partnering with industry-leading manufacturers like Daimler, Volvo, and Tesla, NFI plans to operate electric trucks in the near future. Additionally, NFI is testing battery electric yard horse units, Near Zero compressed natural gas trucks using renewable CNG, and is exploring the viability of class 8 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The company uses battery powered Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), along with aerodynamic components to help enhance fuel efficiency.
“Social responsibility is a core value at NFI and our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated through our ongoing initiatives and partnerships,” said Bill Bliem, Senior Vice President of Fleet Services at NFI. “NFI will continue to innovate and grow, as electric trucks play a larger role in our fleet. We look forward to working to create a greener environment through further sustainable technology and initiatives.”
NFI was recently recognized as a four-time EPA SmartWay Excellence Award Winner, and has been named an EPA SmartWay High Performer. Among other accolades in recognition of its sustainability efforts, NFI has also been identified as a top green supply chain partner by Inbound Logistics and a top green provider by Food Logistics. NFI’s integrated suite of solutions spans dedicated transportation, port drayage, distribution, brokerage, transportation management, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.
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