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SUSTAINABILITY AT TQL

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TQL is committing to a reduction of 45 million empty miles by 2025.

The transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions1. Leveraging TQL's proprietary technology and carrier network of 90,000+, we are committing to eliminate 45 million empty miles, or miles driven by carriers that are not carrying any freight, by 2025.

We offer multiple modes and services that reduce emissions, use less fuel and slash the number of empty miles driven. We focus on environmental sustainability through industry groups and certifications, operational efforts, and collaboration with our customers and carriers.

As one of the largest freight brokerage firms in North America, we are dedicated to improving our own business practices to make a positive impact on the world. That's why we continue to set sustainability goals for ourselves, like Empty Miles Reduction. 

Learn more about our impact and initiatives below.

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     1Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions | US EPA

SUSTAINABILITY TO SERVE YOUR INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS NEEDS

PRIORITIZING CHEMICAL SAFETY 
TQL is a partner of the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care program. Responsible Care is a voluntary initiative focused on the improvement of health, safety, and environmental performance in the chemical industry. TQL was named Responsible Care Partner of the Year in 2018 and 2020.

 

OFFERING INTERMODAL RAIL SERVICES
In addition to cost savings and added capacity, utilizing intermodal rail services for your freight lessens your carbon footprint. Every truckload that moves as an intermodal shipment reduces greenhouse emissions by as much as 75 percent. One ton of freight can move 479 miles per gallon of fuel.

 

PARTNERSHIP WITH SMARTWAY TRANSPORT
Total Quality Logistics has been a SmartWay Transport Partner since 2010. Smartway Transport is the EPA’s program to help “companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.” As a SmartWay Transport Partner, we commit to utilize SmartWay-qualified carriers when possible for our customers’ truckload shipments. We educate our customer and carrier networks about the SmartWay initiative and encourage them to make choices that positively impact their businesses and the environment. To learn more visit EPA.gov/smartway.

 

OFFSETTING CARBON EMISSIONS
TQL teamed up with TerraPass to offset carbon emissions from our corporate headquarters. In 2019, TQL offset more than 27 metric tons of natural gas. Carbon offsets allow businesses to build projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a large scale. Terrapass is dedicated to the fight against climate change by providing the resources necessary for companies to understand and take responsibility for their climate impact. To learn more, visit Terrapass.com.
 
  • Responsible Care
  • TAPA
  • SmartWay