Concord, N.C. (July 2, 2014)– Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation, a leading provider of third-party transportation management and dedicated delivery services, has once again been recognized as one of Inbound Logistics’ Top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners. This marks Cardinal’s fourth consecutive year on the list.
Inbound Logistics‘ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners highlights sustainability leaders in the logistics and transportation sector. The selection process considers a company’s involvement in three areas: participation in public-private partnerships; corporate sustainability initiatives; and collaborative customer-driven projects. Within this context, four benchmarks carry weight in IL’s decision-making: measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement, and industry recognition. As part of their due diligence, IL editors solicited more than 200 transportation and logistics companies to complete a questionnaire specifying their sustainability investments and commitment. The editors also conducted their own research, online and over the phone.
According to Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics, “Supply chain sustainability is always top of mind for Inbound Logistics readers. The 75 Green Supply Chain Partners is a very select group, and we found Cardinal Logistics to be one company that is truly ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to supply chain sustainability.”
Cardinal’s fleet management comprises governing speed, installing Auxiliary Power Units, and implementing automatic idle shutdown and other modifications to increase fuel efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. A SmartWay partner since 2004, Cardinal is also testing renewable fuels, training drivers on proper maintenance and driving habits, and offering incentives for high MPG rates. In addition, dynamic routing reduces road miles and enhances backhaul support.
“Our Cardinal family works diligently to give our customers the best logistics options,” said Jerry Bowman, President and COO. “Part of our job is to always look forward to see how we can sustain and improve our processes. We are both pleased and honored to be recognized among the best for our green supply chain management practices four years in a row.”
About Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation
Headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, Cardinal is a privately-held, leading third-party logistics provider focused on providing Dedicated Contract Carriage, Final Mile Delivery and Transportation Management services to multiple industries across the nation. Cardinal’s logistics experts work directly with clients to optimize their supply chains by developing and implementing customized transportation solutions including specialized equipment and handling, and integrated technology.