Please read a great article by a Sustainable Transportation Advocate..
Here's a couple excerpts:
While the effects of the recession have pushed many in the trucking industry to rein in spending on all but the essentials, it’s a testament to the financial viability of the growing ‘green’ movement that while virtually everyfrill has been left on the side of the road, green has survived. It comes down to one thing: there’s an undeniable return on investment.
For example, the company appoints ‘green captains’ in each of the organization’s branches, who are responsible for simple initiatives like eliminating Styrofoam, increasing recycling efforts, setting up carpools, and converting paper-intensive operations into EDI.
Other topics covered in this World Trade WT100 article include:
• Last Mile Redelivery
• Last Mile Customer Services
Read more: https://secure.cascadesierrasolutions.org/downloads/newsmedia/WorldTradeMag-CHRobinson-CSS-Feb10.pdf