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Transportation Logistics/Supply Chain
Sustainability Resources

Commuter Options and Corporate Activities

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Corporate Fleets

  • Green Vehicle Guide: Use this guide to choose the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment. Using the Green Vehicle Guide can help you identify a SmartWay certified vehicle that will help you save fuel, money and the environment.

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Fuel

  • Alternative Fuels: Explore the use of environmentally beneficial alternative fuels and vehicles. Options include: ethanol, E85, biodiesel, electric motors, natural gas and propane
  • Used Oil: Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent in the environment and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. EPA provides extensive information on proper management of used motor oil, including the "You Dump It, You Drink It" campaign.

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Green Suppliers Network

  • Green Suppliers Network: A collaborative venture among industry, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), a leading provider of technical assistance to manufacturers. Green Suppliers Network works with large manufacturers to engage their small and medium-sized suppliers in low-cost technical reviews that focus on process improvement and waste minimization. EPA provides program support and funding.

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SmartWay® Certified Tractors and Trailers

  • These tractors and trailers are labeled as SmartWay certified and are outfitted at point of sale with equipment that significantly reduces fuel use and emissions.

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Supply Chain Management Strategies

  • SmartWay Transport Partnership: an innovative collaboration between manufacturers, retailers, freight carriers, logistics companies, technology vendors, banks, truck stops, vehicle dealers and service centers, and the US EPA.
  • E3: Economy, Energy and the Environment:an initiative designed to help you thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability and, working together, to promote sustainable manufacturing and economic growth throughout the United States.
  • Use Reusables Campaign: Reusable transport packaging replaces one-time (and limited-use) pallets, boxes and stretch film with durable, reusable alternatives. The Use Reusables campaign helps businesses assess and optimize the transport packaging materials and systems they use, with hands-on training workshops, financial assistance, expert advice and a suite of educational materials. The campaign is a joint project of public agency StopWaste.Org and the Reusable Packaging Association, with financial support from U.S. EPA’s Climate Showcase Community program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

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