Environmental Impact | Convoy

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Make your supply chain sustainable and reach your corporate responsibility goals

Nearly every product is transported by truck in its journey to the consumer, and both our population and rate of consumption continues to increase. Carbon emissions from trucks means that every mile driven takes a toll on our environment, and this is compounded by the fact that 33% of heavy trucks on the road today are driving empty. We are facing a massive problem of inefficiency– and our environment is paying the price.

It's a problem of empty miles

Environmental sustainability is at the core of Convoy’s mission of transporting the world with endless capacity and zero waste.

According to the EPA, heavy-duty full truckload freight accounts for more than 205 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year. Today, 72 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions are the result of empty miles.

Eliminating 72 million metric tons of carbon emissions

Convoy’s technology already is making progress in reducing carbon emissions by enhancing the ability to connect shipments more effectively. Convoy’s automated reload program reduces empty miles from the industry standard of 35% to 19% by bundling shipments into a single job for a driver. If the industry as a whole is able to achieve the same efficiency improvements that Convoy has seen on our bundled shipments, it would reduce CO2 emissions by 32 million metric tons.

The 32 million metric ton reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions is about the same as:

Taking 6.9 million passenger vehicles off the roads for a year

Planting 536 million tree seedlings that grow for 10 years.

1.4 billion trash bags recycled instead of landfilled.

Smart Shippers are choosing Convoy to achieve their sustainability goals

Today, 74% of S&P 500 companies have corporate environmental impact goals specific to sustainability and carbon reduction. Progress against these goals has historically come from places outside the shipping supply chain, such as investing in renewable energy or reducing excess packaging. Aligned with our mission to reduce waste, Convoy has become a key partner to companies like Waiākea, CHEP, and Anheuser-Busch in achieving their sustainability targets.

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Ready to see how Convoy can help achieve your sustainability goals?