Staying Sustainable

While sustainability was not likely at the top of everyone’s mind over the past few years, it is still a vitally important focus for many businesses. As companies work to retool their supply chains, sustainability is more important than ever since keeping control of costs is vital, along with reducing and reusing materials used to create finished products. Our goal remains to be one of the most sustainable carriers in the nation and we accomplish this through two primary strategies: reduction in the amount of packaging each customer uses and reduction in fuel consumption & emissions through shipment optimization.

Reduced Packaging

While many inroads have been made in developing sustainable packaging and recycled cardboard technologies show a lot of promise, we believe that the most sustainable packaging is: none. While it may seem counterintuitive, we’re one of the only carriers that actually discourages their customers from using packaging when shipping their products. While on the surface it may also seem as though it would be too difficult to ship without packaging, we’re willing and able to show customers how they can ship without unnecessary packaging. This minimal approach reduces waste in ways many wouldn’t believe, and while it may seem like not everything can be shipped without packaging, we’re always willing to try.

Reduced Fuel Consumption

When shipments are optimized, there is a reduction in the number of trucks hauling empty trailers on the road. As a result, there is less fuel consumption as well as a reduction in the needed repairs on our nation’s highways from extra wear and tear. At a time when diesel prices are reaching all-time highs, reduced fuel consumption is a great relief and we’ll likely see a rise in optimized shipments in the near future. As of this writing, too many shipments marked ‘full trailer’ don’t occupy a full trailer and our process in reducing the amount of wasted space in a trailer is one of the most sustainable practices in the logistics industry.

Here at Zip Xpress, we understand the importance of staying sustainable. Sustainability has always been and will continue to be one of our core values as a company. We advise and assist all of our customers in how they can make their supply chain more sustainable, while also leading by example. We provide proof to every one of our customers of these sustainability efforts with a carbon summary report which shows the reduction in CO2 emissions by selecting Zip Xpress as their carrier for their shipments. Not many other carriers can say the same. To see how you can become more sustainable, start today with Zip Xpress!