THOMASVILLE, North Carolina - Inbound Logistics has named Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. to its annual list of green supply chain partners.
This is the third consecutive year the company has been named to the 75 Green Supply Chain Partners (G75) list.
To compile the list, the magazine's editors chose 75 companies offering a range of logistics services - including 3PLs, truckers, ports and forklifts - they determined to be truly "walking the walk" when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability. The publication featured the G75 list in its June issue.
"As a company, we've made a promise to ourselves and to our customers that we will continue to work to find solutions that are not only right for our business, but also the environment," said Jayna Long, Old Dominion's manager of sustainability. "Our work in sustainability is not finished.
"As we continue our rapid global expansion, it is increasingly important for us to be mindful of our company's impact on the environment," Long added. "We're always exploring ways to reduce our carbon footprint because our commitment to sustainability is another promise we will keep."
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Old Dominion has implemented a number of green measures for its fleet of more than 5,500 tractors and throughout its nationwide network of more than 218 service centers. These measures include installing idle shut down timers to turn off tractors after five minutes of idling and the deployment of on-board driver monitoring systems and driver training programs to improve driver efficiency.
In addition to system-wide recycling of oil and antifreeze, the company is upgrading the lighting systems at its service centers and support facilities, a move that has resulted in up to a 20-25 percent reduction in total energy use at those facilities. In December, Old Dominion finished the installation of rooftop solar panels on its Vault Logistics warehouse in Thomasville, North Carolina, the first solar panel system in the company's nationwide network of facilities.
The 1.8 megawatt system can produce more than 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year - enough to offset more than 90 percent of the building's annual energy costs and results in an environmental benefit of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by a projected 1,547 metric tons.
In October, the company's new Canton, Ohio, Service Center opened as the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility in its nationwide network.In addition, Old Dominion is a partner with the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay collaboration with the freight industry. The collaboration is designed to improve energy efficiency and energy security while reducing greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions.
For more information about Old Dominion Freight Line, visit www.odfl.com or call (800) 432-6335.
About Old Dominion Freight LineOld Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) is a leading, less-than-truckload ("LTL"), union-free motor carrier providing regional, inter-regional and national LTL service and value-added logistics services. In addition to its core LTL services, the Company offers its customers a broad range of logistics services including ground and air expedited transportation, supply chain consulting, transportation management, truckload brokerage, container delivery, warehousing and consumer household moving services. Through marketing and carrier relationships, the Company also offers door-to-door international freight services to and from all of North America, Central America, South America and the Far East. For more than 78 years, Old Dominion has been helping the world keep promises. In 2012, the company was named as one of America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine and ranked as the No. 1 National LTL carrier by Mastio & Company as part of the company's 2011 Value and Loyalty Benchmarking Study. More information can be found at www.odfl.com.