GTS SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS DRIVE TOWARD A CLEANER FUTURE AND REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS
GTS strives each and every day to make our trucks run more effectively and efficiently. GTS believes environmental social responsibility and community service are more than good business decisions; they are moral principles. We continually strive to design freight logistic solutions for our customers that emphasize and take advantage of environmental efficiencies. Our core sustainable principles are not limited to the following:
Fuel efficiency saves on transportation costs
Energy conservation reduces utility costs
Lightweight materials increase efficiency
By developing these core principles into our logistics model, we past our cost up to our customers while improving overall air pollution.
GTS BELIEVES IN ALTERNATIVE FUEL SOLUTIONS
GTS continually explores new opportunities to implement sustainable practices into our business. This includes our focus on utilizing cleaner fuel options. These options include renewable fuel alternatives such as compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas (RNG), biodiesel, and renewable diesel. Our GTS fleet of more than 200 trucks services multiple customers and industries, resulting in millions of pounds of reduction of CO2 emissions. In 2019, GTS began purchasing biodiesel-blended fuel in blends of B5 to B20 to use for their trucks in Chicago land region. Since starting business with REG in 2019, GTS has purchased over 1 million gallons of fuel, nearly .5 million gallons of that being biofuel. This alone has resulted in a greenhouse gas reduction of over 4,800 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of over 11 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
ENGINE TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
GTS continually researches and works with truck manufacturers to develop longer-lasting, lower-emitting engines with improved performance and lower fuel consumption. The base tractor specification we use matches the EPA's recommended tractor for best fuel consumption. Our entire fleet is made up of lightweight trucks and trailers with green specifications, including efficient progressive shifting, tire pressure monitoring systems and auto-inflation trailer tire systems, auxiliary power units to eliminate engine idle time, and onboard recorders monitoring miles per gallon fuel usage, idle time, hard braking, and more to keep fuel consumption low.
SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR GTS OFFICES
GTS has made drastically innovated technology to implement paperless technologies. Technologies such as our proprietary EDI communication, remote POD, electronic logging devices, and Track & Trace have helped reduce our reliance on paper and increase our company-wide efficiency and productivity.
GTS electrical devices and lighting systems are smart enabled and controlled by motion to control length of usage by our employees. Overall electricity consumption as devices and lightin are automatically turned off when users are not present.