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

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.”

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