Old Dominion's commitment to sustainability is a promise we will keep by leveraging new technology, training our employees and drivers to utilize this technology, and keeping sustainability foremost in mind when we build and grow.
Through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program, Old Dominion is adopting technologies to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, such as wide based tires, reducing highway speeds, idle reduction, automatic tire inflation, improved freight logistics, improved aerodynamics and longer combination vehicles.
Old Dominion is working on an extensive, ongoing driver training program enhanced by on-board telematics (telecommunications and informatics), which in 2011 reduced our fuel consumption by almost 2%, saving 15,000 metric tons of CO2 - the equivalent of taking nearly 3,000 passenger vehicles off the road.
In 2011, Old Dominion opened its first LEED-certified service center in Canton, Ohio. Also our warehouse in Thomasville, North Carolina is now equipped with a 1.8 megawatt Solar PV installation. As North Carolina's 3rd largest roof-mounted installation, it will produce enough energy to power 200 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,500 tons per year.
Old Dominion was selected as one of the 2011 G75 Green Supply Chain Partners by Inbound Logistics - just one of thirteen trucking companies, and just one of six LTL carriers chosen that year. And we were named a "Top Green Shop" by Fleet Equipment magazine and CITGO Petroleum.
If you'd like to learn more about Old Dominion's commitment to sustainability, click here to visit our Contact page or simply call 1-800-432-6335 to be connected to an account representative. Old Dominion Freight Line has been in the global shipping, cargo and freight business for over 85+ years. In that time, we've learned to leverage state-of-the-art processes and technologies to help our domestic and global shipping clients manage their cargo and freight efficiently.