of all carbon emissions come from transportation.
of transportation emissions are light duty vans used for distribution.
of shoppers plan to base their purchases on a brands commitment to sustainability.
of consumers consider sustainability to be important.
Electrifying the fleet:
We are in the process of testing and transitioning our fleet to electric vehicles. We have teamed up with some of the largest car manufactures in the world in order to be involved in designing the best electric vans for logistics. Through state-of-the-art route optimization we are more efficient and using less fuel. Our in-house technology routing system ensures our last-mile drivers take the most efficient routes for deliveries to cut down on fuel consumption and emissions. In the meantime, we train our van drivers on how-to drive-in ways that reduces carbon emissions.
Micromobility – New Service Model:
E-bikes and other forms of micromobility have the potential to cut the congestion, emissions and noise pollution that plague our cities. It also represents a real tangible solution to the first and last mile transportation gap. We currently have 300 bikers in Manhattan.
We offer E-bike/trailer solutions to do the same distribution deliveries that were previously completed by vans. With every cargo E-biker we have on the road, we are eliminating the need for a van driver. This generates annual Co2 savings of approximately 7 tons, equivalent to over 100 planted trees, or 15,000 passenger car miles traveled.
We are continuing to build out this model in urban areas such as Manhattan, and Net Zero has been selected to pilot this service model for the City of Boston.
Mobile Dock Model:
This model is designed for urban markets with high volume in concentrated zip codes We have a truck that loads goods at a warehouse and drives into an urban market where it parks and stays there all day. Foot messengers utilizing handcarts or e-bikers complete deliveries. One mobile dispatch office eliminates the need for 15 vans operating per day.
We have partnered with EPA’s SmartWay program that helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.
This program provides a comprehensive and well-recognized system for tracking, documenting and sharing information about fuel use and freight emissions across supply chains. It also supports global energy security and offsets environmental risk for companies and countries.
The program reduces freight transportation-related emissions by accelerating the use of advanced fuel-saving technologies. Smartway is supported by major transportation industry associations, environmental groups, state and local governments, international agencies, and the corporate community.
Urban Freight Lab:
The Urban Freight Lab (UFL), housed at the Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center at the University of Washington, is an innovative partnership bringing together private industry, academic researchers, and public transportation agencies to solve urban freight management problems that overlap private and public spaces and have wide-ranging benefits.
The UFL is focused on finding solutions to urban goods delivery problems through collaboration between the public and private sectors, in the strategic research areas of the Final 50 Feet, Sustainable Freight, Curbspace Management, Zero Emissions Freight, and Modeling Freight activity.