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Sustainability

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Werner Enterprises is a SmartWay Transport partner. The SmartWay partnership is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Werner Enterprises takes this commitment seriously. Since 2007, Werner Enterprises has saved more than 150 million gallons of fuel and reduced the company’s carbon footprint by more than 1.7 million tons.

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What follows are just a few of the areas where Werner Enterprises has taken the initiative and made substantial improvements.

Fuel efficiency initiatives

To reduce NOx emissions and reduce the gallons of diesel fuel used, Werner Enterprises is doing its part in controlling excessive fuel consumption or pollutants. Listed below are a few examples:

  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Trailer Tracking
  • In cab communication
  • Minimized Tractor/Trailer Gap
  • Driver Equipment Training
  • Tractor Battery Monitoring Systems
  • Aerodynamic trucks & trailers
  • Weight reduction strategies
  • Automated tire inflation systems
  • Trailer skirts
  • Newest diesel engine technology
  • Computerized truck idling program
  • Speed Management
  • Low rolling resistant tires
  • Continual in-depth testing of the latest fuel saving technologies

Company-wide recycling programs

What might appear small on the surface can actually add up to quite a savings to the environment. With over 8,000 trucks and around 13,000 employees, one can only imagine the quantities that are being used on a daily basis.

Werner Enterprises has implemented recycling programs for the following…

  • Oil
  • Tires
  • Paper
  • Aluminum

In addition, our electrical usage for lighting is controlled by timers during off hours.

For more information about the SmartWay program, visit their site at www.epa.gov/smartway.