Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

C.H. Robinson and MIT Develop New Model for Carbon Emissions

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (April 15, 2015) With sustainability a topic of significant interest among many in the logistics industry, C.H. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have combined to develop research aimed at finding ways to better quantify carbon emissions at the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipment level.

According to the newly completed white paper, “A New Model for Estimating Carbon Emissions from LTL Shipments,” the current methods of calculating carbon emissions can be highly inaccurate, and determining emissions for LTL is more challenging than for other types of transportation. The research examined the issue using actual shipment- and route-level data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson.

“LTL is a significant and growing business, worth $35 billion in the United States alone,” said Greg West, vice president North America LTL at C.H. Robinson. “And, as global retailing continues to grow, it will be more and more important to understand the implications of LTL carbon emissions.”

Read more at chrobinson.com

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AAA Cooper Transportation® Awarded 2014 NASSTRAC Regional Southeast Carrier of the Year

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AAA Cooper Transportation® was presented the 2014 Regional Southeast Carrier of the Year award by The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC). NASSTRAC annually recognizes carriers that have demonstrated excellence in transportation. NASSTRAC identifies the “best of the best” carrier performance and value for any shippers. The process that NASSTRAC uses are:

  1. Customer Service – Overall Responsiveness, Employee Attitude, Problem-Solving, Dependability, and Sales Force Support
  2. Operational Excellence – Transit Time Standards, On-Time Delivery, Delivery Flexibility, Billing Accuracy, and Claims Resolution
  3. Pricing – Price Competitiveness, Pricing Structure, Flexibility, Contract Language
  4. Business Relationship – Strategic Partnership, National Account Manager Effectiveness, Years in Relationship
  5. Leadership and Technology – Electronic Capabilities, Visibility Tools, Industry Innovation, Leader in New Service Offerings

The NASSTRAC Regional Southeast Carrier of the Year program is co-sponsored by Logistics Management, a leading trade magazine for buyers of logistics services. The award was accepted by Charlie Prickett on behalf of AAA Cooper Transportation® on April 14, 2015.

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