Sustainability

Sustainability

Leading the industry’s transition to zero-emission goods movement.

As one of our core values, NFI’s focus on social responsibility drives us to envision ways to make a positive impact on your business and the communities it serves. Learn more about the four initiatives bringing our vision to life.

Commitment

Meaningfully scaling zero-emission goods movement while analyzing the full impact of our own operations, NFI has collaborated to scale technology and create the ecosystem needed to support zero-emission transportation. In 2021, NFI committed to tracking GHG emissions using industry standards and reporting to customers that share its commitment to sustainability.

Leadership

NFI’s series of “firsts” has helped drive the industry forward and created a blueprint for sustainable, zero-emissions goods movement. NFI has already operated more than 750,000 miles on battery-electric tractors and will be the largest zero-emission drayage fleet in the country. NFI is building the first 100% zero-emission freight logistics facility in the United States.

Investment

NFI is making significant financial investments
in order to grow the clean vehicle market and create scalable zero-emission transportation solutions. NFI has invested more than $23 million to partner on the largest initiatives to advance zero-emission technology in the transportation industry and has won more than $107.7 million in competitive grants with its partners to build a foundation to scale zero-emission technologies.

Partnership

NFI proactively seeks out transformative partnerships
with leading OEMs, customers, public entities, and technology providers to develop customer-focused sustainability solutions. NFI was the first fleet in the United States to operate Class 8 battery-electric vehicles from the two leading OEMs, Daimler and Volvo. NFI has been a project partner for every major OEM’s electrified Class 8 pilot project that is currently on the market.

Jumpstarting Our Goals With JETSI

Announced in 2021, the JETSI (Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative) Project, led by South Coast AQMD, is the largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America to date. Helping to significantly increase the number of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks available for goods movement while achieving necessary emission reductions, accomplishments JETSI and NFI will achieve by 2023 include:

690,000

Diesel-Gallons Replaced

30

Additional Class-8 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadias will be deployed by NFI from DTNA

1 MW

Solar power installed onsite

8,247

Metric Tons of GHG
Eliminated

19

350 kW Ultra-fast DC Cabinets will be installed, with 38 fast chargers

2.4 Million

kWh of zero-emission energy
generated annually

5 Tons

Pollutants reduced annually

30

20 Volvo VNR electric trucks will be deployed through JETSI and 10 through additional funding

5 MWh

Energy storage built onsite

Sustainability Recognition

High Performer

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Fleet Award for Shippers and Carriers

Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partner

Powering A New Path

Read about the prior projects, current equipment, and the future initiatives helping us to reach our goal.

Early Adopters

Building Fleets For The Future

Volvo Lights Project
As a Volvo LIGHTS project partner, NFI has committed to bringing battery electric trucks out of the demonstration phase for everyday use. The Volvo LIGHTS project is part of a statewide initiative in California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health and the environment. In 2020, NFI began piloting Volvo VNR Electric trucks into our commercial operations.

Daimler Freightliner eCascadias
As a member of the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet, NFI was one of the first companies to deploy the eCascadia into its commercial operations. Known as one of the leading manufacturers of electric vehicles, we currently run 10 Daimler Freightliner eCascadias and have built electric charging infrastructure into our operations in Southern California.

Electric Tractor

Safe Equipment For Our Employees

To help further our zero emission initiatives, NFI partnered with Cargotec and received 27 Kalmar Ottawa Electric T2E terminal tractors to use in a California distribution center. The Kalmar Ottawa T2E tractor features lithium-ion battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces less fumes and emissions.

Embedding Eco-Conscious Methods Into Our Warehouses

Embedding Eco-Conscious Methods Into Our Warehouses

Our sites use clean technology and material handling equipment including propane-powered forklifts, lithium battery forklift demonstration units, and robotic stretch wrapping to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. NFI builds all new construction to meet LEED standards, helping our facilities to run more efficiently while reducing costs and prioritizing climate safety.

Embedding Eco-Conscious Methods Into Our Warehouses

On The Horizon

NFI has partnered with the four organizations below to reach the next phase of our sustainability goals.

Hyliion
NFI joined Hyliion’s Hypertruck Innovation Council and commits to piloting the Hypertruck ERX

Nikola
NFI is partnered with Nikola to test additional battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell technology

Hyundai
NFI is partnered with Hyundai to pilot its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 8 tractor

Tesla
NFI is one of the first to order 10 Tesla electric tractors and is waiting on production

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