Nussbaum Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Nussbaum is honored to be named a 2021 Top Green Fleet by Heavy Duty Trucking.

“The Top Green Fleets — selected annually by HDT’s editors — honors leaders in sustainability efforts among all sizes and types of trucking fleets, in areas such as fleet electrification; alternative and renewable fuels; cleaner-burning engines; fuel efficiency; freight efficiency; “green” facilities; and testing new sustainable technologies.” – Heavy Duty Trucking

The list of Top Green Fleets includes companies such as J.B. Hunt, Schneider Transportation, FedEx, UPS, Amazon, & PepsiCo.

What sets Nussbaum apart and earned us a designation as one of Heavy-Duty Trucking’s Top Green Fleets for 2021? Here’s just a few reasons:

  • Fuel Efficiency – In 2020, our fleet MPG (miles-per-gallon) was 9.05, and we are expected to exceed that in 2021. Nussbaum continually researches ways to improve MPG, and we’ve outfitted our equipment with the latest in fuel-efficient technology.
  • Renewable Energy – Our tractors employ solar panels and battery-powered APUs, which means the driver can power their home-away-from-home without burning fuel. Nussbaum was an early adopter of solar panels for fleet equipment.
  • Driver Training & Development – We strongly believe that fuel efficiency begins in the driver’s seat. Through our Driver Scorecard and Certified Red training programs, drivers develop sustainable habits and are incentivized to drive efficiently.
  • “Green” Facilities – Between natural heat sources, energy-efficient lights, and a robust recycling program (both personal and industrial), Nussbaum has made a concerted effort towards sustainable facility operations. And let’s not forget our extensive landscape of trees, plants, and flowers that supply oxygen to the environment!

We consider our environment, energy-usage, and fuel-efficient capabilities as important resources to steward. A mindset of continuous improvement and trying new ideas has helped us to grow and develop our green efforts. We are proud to lead the industry in making transportation more sustainable!

See the full list of 2021 Top Green Fleets from Heavy Duty Trucking