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Driving Sustainability Through SmartWay Partnership

By Virginia Goss, Operations Specialist

Technical Transportation, Inc

In a world that’s become increasingly environmentally conscious, sustainability has become a top priority for businesses across various industries. In this video, we take a closer look at how TechTrans is committed to sustainability through our long-standing partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, as well as through other internal initiatives.

A Decade of Sustainability

At TechTrans, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a core commitment that has spanned over a decade. We recently celebrated our 10th year as an EPA SmartWay partner, a testament to our dedication to reducing our environmental impact. This partnership, established in 2014, is an essential part of TechTrans’ sustainability efforts.

Tracking Emissions and Reducing Carbon Footprint

The EPA SmartWay program assesses the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement through the supply chain. TechTrans actively participates by using the program’s tools to track emissions and reduce our carbon footprint.

Each year, we input data from our previous year’s shipments, including weight and mileage, allowing the EPA to calculate our emissions. This annual assessment helps us stay within manageable levels and aligns with our commitment to sustainability. By tracking emissions and working to reduce them, TechTrans ensures that we remain environmentally responsible and compliant with industry standards.

Digital Transformation for a Greener Future

Beyond its partnership with the EPA SmartWay program, TechTrans is taking sustainability to the next level. We are steadily moving toward digitizing our operations. This transition includes reducing the use of paper by encouraging customers and partners to use digital platforms for documentation and communication.

At TechTrans, we understand that digitization is key to reducing the need for paper waybills and other documents. This shift not only streamlines operations but also significantly reduces the consumption of paper. It’s a small yet impactful step in the direction of a more sustainable future.

Recycled Materials for Crate Rebuilding

In our warehouse operations, TechTrans employs another sustainability practice: the use of recycled materials. When crates or containers need rebuilding or repair for customer units, we utilize recycled materials whenever possible. This approach prevents unnecessary waste and aligns with our commitment to environmentally responsible practices.

Supporting Partners in Sustainability

We also actively encourage our partners involved in deliveries and pickups to embrace digitization and reduce our carbon footprint as well. By providing digital platforms for document uploads and communication, we help our partners transition away from paper-based processes.

Demonstrating Environmental Leadership

TechTrans’s dedication to sustainability, as demonstrated through our long-term partnership with the EPA SmartWay program, sets a remarkable example of environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

By embracing technology, reducing waste and actively participating in initiatives like SmartWay, we are setting a high standard for environmentally responsible logistics that we believe will have a positive impact for years to come.

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