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Waste Less, Move More

Sustainability is a rising priority for business. Customers, investors, and other stakeholders want to engage with companies that share their values when it comes to protecting the environment. And whether by choice or by regulation, many shippers and logistics service providers are finding that sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have in daily operations.
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The High Cost of Inefficient Transportation

One of the greatest wastes when it comes to fuel consumption and pollution is trucks running empty miles and sitting idle during long wait times at shipping and receiving locations. As consumers become more socially conscious, there is greater demand in the freight transportation industry to minimize carbon emissions by deploying both daily operational changes and developing long-term strategies for sustainable supply chain practices.

Take Action Toward Sustainability with MercuryGate

Understand the total picture when it comes to environmental impact by utilizing relevant data and metrics to create benchmarks. This enables numerous sustainability improvements by making the most of every mile, from the first through the last.

Identifying Trends

You can review and analyze current data for patterns in fuel consumption, dead head miles, commonly used lanes, and numerous other metrics to uncover efficiency gains. Use these reports in your next RFP to assess carrier sustainability practices as part of your bid awards.

Taking Early Action

Once you know where to improve, you can take proactive steps. Our TMS can help you share data across users and vendors and develop forward-looking plans for operational improvements that can reduce your carbon impact.

Planning Ahead
Efficient routing can not only eliminate empty miles, but also minimize backtracking. This is especially prevalent in final mile delivery where re-routing is constant due to new order or return pickups. Using street-level dynamic re-routing in the TMS can greatly reduce mileage caused by poor route planning.
Filling Available Space

Avoid additional costs and carbon impact by filling empty miles and unnecessary idling. Digital freight matching capabilities can find loads for available trucks to prevent running empty, and load planning functions can maximize space utilization in containers and trailers to reduce the number of shipments.

Preventing Waste

Whether it’s mismanaged time, overconsumption of fuel, or too many miles being logged for a shipment, getting ahead of waste helps you maximize the efficiency of every touchpoint. Advanced visibility tools available in the TMS can help you reduce waste before it becomes a major issue.

Earning Social Equity

As consumer expectations for sustainable operations become more of the norm, a TMS can help quantify and report on carbon emission reduction activities to create transparency and trust with customers.

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