As an ISO-9001 certified supply chain management, warehousing services, and 3rd-Party logistics (3PL) provider, BR Williams Tucking of Oxford, Alabama, understands the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and maintaining a sustainable business.
Minimizing fuel usage and continually lowering emissions through several initiatives have earned BR Williams Trucking the coveted Smartway Eco Certification designation each year since 2006.
The SmartWay Program is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed to encourage and assist logistics-related companies to reduce transportation-related emissions by promoting the use of energy-reducing programs and equipment.
How BR Williams Became Smartway Eco Certified
The SmartWay program consists of a comprehensive system for tracking, documenting, and sharing data across all elements of the supply chain.
Beginning with a measured benchmark for comparison, BR Williams Company reports miles-per-gallon data along with the types of equipment that have been incorporated into their fleet to reduce emissions.
Fuel-reducing equipment has included such items as rolling-resistant tires and aerodynamic attachments added to each vehicle to improve fuel mileage to reach SmartWay certification.
Warehouse equipment plus tractors that pull trailers are purchased with energy efficiency in mind.
How BR Williams Warehousing Services Systems Reduce Energy Consumption
For example, BR Williams has been able to reduce energy costs by eliminating wasteful forklift costs with better routing and more precise inventory slotting and picking. Energy reduction occurs whether the equipment uses propane or batteries.
Importance of Being a SmartWay Eco Certified Logistics Company
When a quality company like BR Williams Trucking invests resources and time to become a more environmentally conscious operation, the benefits are significant.
Improvements in trucking, warehouse services, and delivery save money on fuel expenses, but, more importantly, these initiatives demonstrate a clear commitment to protecting our environment and human health.
About BR Williams:
With humble beginnings back in 1958, BR Williams has grown into an award-winning supply chain management company servicing all 48 contiguous states and Canada. With facilities in Mobile AL; Piedmont, AL; Tallahassee, FL; Anniston, AL (two facilities); Eastaboga, AL; and Oxford, AL, B.R. Williams’ distribution network supports over 50 customers and another 2,550 in the Trucking and Logistics divisions. Industries served include the following: automotive, defense, home improvement, education, food raw materials, textiles, chemical, industrial packaging, metals (finished goods), highway safety and more.