Fostering a Culture of Sustainability
Operating with sustainability in mind keeps Milestone at the forefront of the transportation industry. Going green makes sense – and cents – because shippers are looking for transportation providers that are committed to operating with a lower carbon footprint.
Environmental sustainability is not just the way of the future – it’s happening now and Milestone is staying ahead of the curve. We understand the merits of investing in the newest technology and equipment to transform our fleets.
In order to meet growing emissions standards nationwide (CARB, the California Air Resources Board, for example) our dry vans are fitted with aerodynamic and energy-efficient equipment compliant with all current regulations. Depending on our customers’ needs, we will fit our trailers with equipment including:
- Low resistance tires
- Side skirts
- Spoilers fitted behind the back doors
- Two panels on either side of a trailer; fitted across the top.
These systems can deliver 5 to 10 percent more fuel efficiency, depending on the configuration.
Reefers are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, such as forever filters. This is a new technology that won’t have to be continually updated and will make the refrigeration unit CARB compliant, essentially forever.
“We are continuing to invest in more and more equipment that is sustainable,” says Jason Pahules, Regional Sales Manager at Milestone Trailer Leasing. “Customers want it because it makes sense. For us, reduced fuel consumption is better for the bottom line. Lower CO2 emissions is better for the environment. A green supply chain drives everyone’s business. It’s a win-win-win.”
Greening up doesn’t have to be confusing or complicated. That’s why we make it as approachable as possible. The Milestone way starts at that first conversation with our customer.
“Our approach to customer service is all about that personal touch,” says Pahules. “We are intentional about providing unmatched personalized attention – it’s what sets us apart from the competition.”