Transportation – Opportunities for Optimizing Efficiency

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Transportation can be one of the major costs that businesses bear through fuel, maintenance, registration, insurance, and product shipping costs, but there are many ways to reduce costs and optimize efficiency.

The Environmental Leader, a green business news source, highlights many ways of reducing air pollution and reducing costs in freight transportation in this article published yesterday (click here to see the article). Measures range from reducing packaging on shipped goods, reducing idling, and using alternative fuels. More can be found in the report by EA Logistics referenced in the article (click here to see the report).

Other ways of reducing transportation costs, emissions, and risks include using technology to convene meetings over the internet instead of flying, maintaining vehicles properly, and encouraging employees to use alternative transportation. With a small amount of effort, you can make a big difference for People, Planet, and Performance!

Amanda is currently pursuing a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialization in land/use and environmental planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNC, she was a Park Naturalist at Gulf Branch Nature Center, for Arlington County, Virginia...
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