Cherry Hill, N.J. (PRWEB) November 04, 2014
NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has landed a spot as one of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine’s Top 50 Green Fleets in 2014. This industry list features companies in pursuit of more sustainable and environmentally friendly operations.
With the compilation of the Top 50 Green Fleets, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine recognized the need that shippers have for transportation providers that can support their sustainability initiatives. Transportation companies selected for the list completed a short survey about their vehicles, alternative fuel usage, and other green initiatives. HDT magazine editors chose the Top 50 Fleets based on who they saw were ahead of the curve in their sustainability efforts.
There are numerous ways for companies to improve their supply chain’s impact on the environment. NFI has made sustainability a part of everyday functions. By improving fuel economy, using alternative fuels, and building green facilities, NFI aims to lower its environmental footprint. From the usage of natural gas and equipment outfits, NFI has been able to test and improve fuel/asset utilization, and reduce waste. The third-party logistics provider is continuously implementing innovative ways to support customers with sustainable operations.
NFI runs multiple natural gas fleets out of its company-owned tractor fleet. A team of managers meets monthly to review testing and discuss potential improvements. Along with initiatives in solar and lighting in its warehouses, NFI has outfitted its fleet with low-rolling-resistance wide-based tires, battery APUs and shore power, and aerodynamic facets.
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 22 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,000 tractors and 8,200 trailers, operated by more than 2,500 company drivers and 250 Owner Operators. Its business lines include transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, global, real estate, trailer storage, and solar services. For more information about NFI, visit http://www.nfiindustries.com, or call 1-877-NFI-3777.