CHERRY HILL, N.J., 05/05/16 - Leading third party logistics provider, NFI, received the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Award for Shippers & Carriers. The award, presented during the ACT Expo Fleet Awards on May 4, 2016, recognizes a forward-thinking, clean transportation collaboration between two organizations. The fleet awards are the ultimate recognition of fleet operators who show true leadership in sustainability in their transportation operations.
Since 2013, NFI has partnered with a large home improvement retailer to implement natural gas truck fleets across the country, their first located in Texas. The pair has also advocated for natural gas service stations, allowing for expansion of the natural gas fleet locations.
"NFI is proud to serve as an industry leader in sustainability," said Bill Bliem, NFI Senior Vice President of Fleet Services. "The Shipper and Carrier award is a testament to the partnership NFI has with our customer, and the collaborative efforts we've made to drive towards operations that reduce emissions and improve our environmental impact."
NFI continues to propel its customers' sustainability efforts forward, looking for opportunities of natural gas implementation, integrating new technology to improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, and outfitting warehousing with solar panels. Trucks across its 2,300+ dedicated fleet utilize AirTabs, trailer skirts, and speed limiters to decrease fuel usage, and they have pioneered the use of battery powered Auxiliary Powered Units (APUs). The EPA has also awarded NFI the SmartWay Excellence award three times in recognition of its sustainability efforts.
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue and employs more than 8,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates 27.5 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,300 tractors and 8,800 trailers, operated by more than 2,600 company drivers and 250 owner operators. Its business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, transportation management, global, and real estate services. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.