Convoy renews partnership with SmartWay, commitment to emissions transparency

Convoy recently announced its renewed strategic partnership with SmartWay, a qualifying sustainability program run by the Environmental Protection Agency. SmartWay sets standards for all modes of North American transportation businesses ⁠seeking to differentiate themselves and look for sustainable partners. It boasts 3,000 partners, including shippers, carriers and logistics companies, and in its nearly 20 years of operation, SmartWay has saved 336 million barrels of oil, $44.8 billion in fuel...

Telematics provider Azuga announces carbon offset program for fleet customers

Fleets of all sizes searching for carbon neutrality have a new tool through a partnership with Azuga and GreenPrint.

Fleet telematics company Azuga is working with GreenPrint, a carbon offset program, to calculate vehicle emissions and purchase carbon offsets to create a certified carbon-neutral vehicle. The program is open to all Azuga customers. There is a monthly fee ranging from $5 to $7 per vehicle, although certain heavy-duty trucks will require customized pricing.

The program is open to...

Amazon, Ikea commit to zero-carbon shipping fuels by 2040

Amazon, Ikea and others committed to zero-carbon shipping fuels by 2040.

Amazon, Ikea and other retailers are committing to purchasing ocean freight services powered only by zero-carbon fuels by 2040, in line with the Paris Agreement. 

In the joint statement on Tuesday, the companies, under the name Cargo Owners for Zero Emissions Vessels (COZEV), set a range of goals. They include tracking maritime emissions, establishing interim targets to the 2040 goal, and collaborating on, growing and supporting further efforts to reduce emissions in shipping. This commitment...

H3 Dynamics secures $26M in mission to decarbonize airspace

H3 Dynamics gets $26 million series B funding to decarbonize air cargo and drone delivery logistics

The environmental benefits of flying over driving are hard to dispute. Aviation accounts for about 12% of all carbon emissions from transport, a fraction of the 74% of emissions pumped out by road transport – in fact, today’s aircraft have about twice the fuel efficiency as the earliest jet airliners from the 1960s. But there’s a problem – demand is through the roof.

Air cargo is, both literally and figuratively, taking off. According to the International Air Transport Association, taking...

3 reasons RNG is decarbonizing trucking today

By Greg Roche, VP of Sustainability at Clean Energy Fuels

Trucking companies, and the shippers that hire trucking companies, are making bold commitments to cut their carbon footprint — such as becoming net zero by 2030. After the commitments are made, the hard work begins — hard work because achieving net zero or better requires more than operational improvements. 

New business practices and cost-effective alternative technologies are needed to move beyond even the cleanest diesel platform....

TrusTrace to expand supply chain sustainability tracking with $6M Series A

Supply chain sustainability tracking company TrusTrace raised $6 million in series A funding.

As retailers and consumers demand products that are made sustainably throughout all stages in the supply chain, a transparency software platform provider TrusTrace may have the technology to provide the necessary traceable data.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based company closed a Series A funding round with $6 million in investments Thursday. The round was led by Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital, with additional participation from previous investors BackingMinds and Fashion for Good. 


Convoy encourages diverse carriers to become certified

In 2016, Charmaria Gurley and her brother launched Gurley All Freight ⁠— a  minority- and veteran-owned small trucking company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. But once Gurley realized that new and small carriers were in desperate need of additional training and resources in a rapidly changing industry, she stepped into a mentor role alongside hauling freight. Gurley says stumbling across digital freight network Convoy was a boon to her new business, enabling her to use an app to see a...

Norwegian offshore players team up to offer one-stop-shop for wind farm development

Norway’s Solstad Offshore ASA, Aker Solutions ASA and DeepOcean Norway AS and have joined forces to create Windstaller Alliance. The new partnership aims to provide the world’s most cost-efficient and complete product supply, fabrication and marine services offering in the offshore wind segment. The alliance will also pursue other offshore renewables segments.

Windstaller Alliance will combine the already well-established capabilities and expertise of the three companies to create an integrated...

Legislators, industry leaders agree collaboration key to driverless vehicle adoption

Congressional representatives Darrell Issa and Yvette D. Clarke speak with executives from Aurora, Reef Technology and Argo AI about the adoption of driverless vehicles

It’s no secret that self-driving vehicles are a thing. From trucks to passenger vehicles to middle-mile delivery vans, companies across the transportation industry are doing everything they can to get drivers out of vehicles.

But they can only do so much. Currently, there exists no overarching federal legislation for the regulation of driverless vehicles, with the only framework in place being a patchwork of state-by-state regulations and statutory requirements. That has severely limited their...

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