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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

OUR JOURNEY CONTINUES 

For Our People. For Our Planet.

At Averitt, we recognize that sustainability isn’t simply a goal – it’s an ongoing responsibility. Particularly for those of us in the transportation industry.

To that end, we know there is no finish line, because there is always more we can do to protect and preserve the natural resources we all depend on.

Through the tireless efforts of our dedicated associates, we are committed to:

  • Embracing new innovations and technology
  • Pioneering new processes
  • Continually evaluating our supply chains – and those of our customers – to eliminate waste and pollutants
  • Taking daily, measurable steps toward a climate neutral future
We do all this and more to ensure a healthy, hopeful tomorrow for our associates, our customers, our communities, and our planet.
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WE'VE BEEN ON THIS PATH FOR DECADES

Averitt is proud to be a founding member of SmartWay®

This program was created in 2004 by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce transportation-related emissions and improve supply chain efficiency. As one of only 52 charter members, we agreed to meet specific environmental and energy-saving goals while sharing our progress annually with the EPA. Through this program, we established a systematic approach to both reduce emissions and conserve fuel.

As a result, we've earned a SmartWay score of 1.25, which represents "Outstanding Environmental Performance," according to the EPA.

View Averitt's SmartWay certification
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SINCE JOINING THE SMARTWAY PROGRAM, WE'VE ACHIEVED:

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MAKING A MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE

It’s not enough to say you’re committed to change. You’ve got to back up that commitment with action.

At Averitt, we’ve incorporated sustainable practices throughout our organization – and these practices are making a quantifiable impact on the health of our planet.

The following pages highlight a few of these practices and outline ways we plan to continue our ongoing journey toward a fully sustainable future.

Total Driving Emissions

Total Driving Emissions

 

Oil Recycling

Oil Recycling

Reduced & Smarter Energy and Fuel Use

Improved trailer aerodynamics and more efficient lighting solutions have combined to produce significant energy and cost savings:

Reduced Fuel and Energy Use

Reduced fuel use

 

Reduced Carbon Emissions


Reduced carbon emissions

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Reduced Paper Waste

Reducing the average number of pages per LTL project by nearly half has drastically reduced our overall paper use.

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Repurposed Tires

Repurposed Tires

 

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That's Just the Beginning

Whether it's through smarter energy use, environmental advocacy, or eco-friendly technology, we never stop finding innovative ways to ensure the impact we make is a positive one.

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Plan Routes Efficiently

Use leading-edge software to plan efficient routes and alert drivers to the most cost-effective fueling locations.

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Reduce Unnecessary Idling

Use an automated vehicle ID program that lets drivers bypass weigh stations.

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Fuel-Efficient Transportation

Offer both truckload and intermodal services to provide outstanding transit times and increase fuel efficiency.

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Capture 100%

When servicing our tractor A/C unites, we capture and recycle 100% of the the Freon.

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Use Low-Viscosity

For less frequent maintenance services and fewer waste products, it's important to use low-viscosity lubricants and oils.

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Recycle

Scrap metal from in-house maintenance and body work on tractors and trailers can be recycled.

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Fuel Efficient Technology

Use technology that gathers data and measures fuel efficiency on an individual tractor level.

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LED Lights

Reduce light bulb failures and replacements by equipping tractors and trailers with LED lights.

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Maximize MPG

Use "Eco-roll" and coast modes to coast on downgrades and stay in cruise control mode on level grades.

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Improve Aerodynamics

Modify roof fairings, cab extenders, skirt packages, and more.

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Reduce Emissions

Use engines with the latest technology in exhaust, gas, and soot regeneration.

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Increase MPG

Use automatic transmissions with predictive cruise and coast modes for level grades and downgrades.

Our Drive Hasn't Gone Unnoticed

We're proud to have been recognized for our sustainability efforts by some of the industry's leading organizations.

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THE PATH TO A CLEANER FUTURE

The business choices we make today directly affect the world we'll leave behind tomorrow.

That's why at Averitt, we're always looking for new and better ways to minimize our impact on the environment. That drive is part of our culture. It's a promise to friends and family, as well as our customers and our fellow associates.

But in a larger sense, it's a commitment to future generations - individuals we'll never meet, but who'll hopefully enjoy a cleaner earth in part because of our efforts.

It's for you - and them - that we pledge our best and ongoing efforts at protecting the health of our precious planet.

- Gary Sasser, Chairman and CEO, Averitt Express

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