|Lakeland, Fla., June 18, 2013 – Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced today that the company has been selected as a 2013 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics magazine.
The Top Green Providers list focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector.
Saddle Creek has undertaken a number of sustainability initiatives as part of its commitment to the environment. The 3PL’s for-hire fleet runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), one of the cleanest-burning alternative fuel options, allowing Saddle Creek to reduce its carbon footprint by 11,400,000 pounds annually. The company also helps its customers to minimize their carbon footprint by strategically positioning distribution centers to minimize transportation requirements.
Other transportation-related efforts include controlling speed, reducing idle time, satellite monitoring for optimal vehicle performance, using tire auto-air inflation systems, improving truck utilization, and adding trailer skirts to make tractors more aerodynamic. In its warehouses, Saddle Creek uses motion sensitive lighting, quick recharge electric forklifts, and recycling programs. The company’s facility in Charlotte, N.C., is LEED certified.
“We take pride in providing environmentally friendly logistics solutions that deliver value for our customers,” said Cliff Otto, Saddle Creek president. “We’re honored to be recognized for driving change in the industry.”
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About Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek is a third-party logistics company providing warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment services. We leverage our broad array of capabilities to deliver integrated solutions that support our customers’ business objectives. For more information, visit www.sclogistics.com.
About Food Logistics
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