There are many avenues underway to reduce the carbon footprint of food distribution. Consumers are quick to cite MPG of diesel trucks, but the truth of the matter is the greatest impacts are highway congestion and a growing population. There are more mouths to feed.
One of the most recognized inefficiencies within our trade is the empty miles created by today’s on-demand order fulfillment. The best solution? A Multi-Vendor Consolidation (MVC) program, such as Hanson’s Velocities. By building critical mass in a central location, Velocities allows food manufacturers to leverage the economies and other benefits of load consolidation while also being able to more frequently fulfill smaller, higher frequency orders.
With Velocities MVC, trailers move with a higher cube density because food companies collaborate on their distribution. This results in fewer diesel trucks on the road, reducing carbon emissions and creating a more sustainable supply chain.
While companies may not choose consolidated shipping solely for the purpose of being ‘green’, it is an added benefit for second tier food manufacturers unable to build truckloads based on their own volume.
Consolidation with scheduled delivery is a win-win. Contact Hanson Logistics today to learn more about the benefits of our Velocities MVC program.