Washington, D.C. – Fleet Transportation, LLC, a premier provider of ground transportation services, is a proven environmental leader in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area. Since April 2008, Fleet Transportation has been a member of Green Ride Global (GRG) and has been committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
Through Fleet Transportation’s membership in Green Ride Global, they are able to fulfill the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) mandate of tracking greenhouse gas emissions under President Obama’s Executive Order 13514, which requires Federal government departments to track the carbon emissions from their operations, including business travel. Fleet Transportation’s environmental program and commitment is aligned with the GSA’s goal of reducing Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 43.9% below the FY 2008 baseline by FY 2020, as per the GSA Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. Scope 3 emissions are GHG emissions from indirect sources, including employee commute and business travel.
With environmental concerns on the rise, governments and corporations alike are taking action towards environmental conservation and protection. The transportation end-use sector represents one of the largest source of GHG emissions in the US. In 2010, transportation made up 27% of the total GHG emissions in the US, according to the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks 1990-2010. Fleet Transportation supports the work of the US EPA Centre for Corporate Climate Leadership and the National Energy Conservation Act in their business operations. Fleet Transportation aims to reduce its carbon footprint and conserve energy, particularly by investing in fuel efficiency.
GRG has seen notable improvements in Fleet Transportation’s carbon footprint over the years. Since their baseline year in 2008, Fleet Transportation improved its fleet fuel efficiency (MPG) by 43%. About 41% of its fleet runs on diesel fuel, which has greater energy content than petroleum fuel. Furthermore, Fleet Transportation’s average fleet GHG intensity has decreased from 0.18 t CO2e per 100 miles to 0.16 t CO2e per 100 miles since 2008, which is equivalent to approximately 10% reduction in average fleet GHG intensity.
Fleet Transportation has taken many initiatives to reduce their environmental impact over the years, including transitioning to new technologies, educating chauffeurs and employees, reducing electricity consumption in their facilities, and implementing recycling programs.
“Fleet Transportation has demonstrated environmental leadership in their service areas and in the ground transportation industry” said Elaine Tran, Program Manager at Green Ride Global. “Their sustainability progress makes Fleet Transportation an important role model in the industry”.