2019 Top Green Providers

Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) named to Food Logistics 2019 Top Green Provider list.

June 2019

Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE), a premier logistics service provider in the U.S commercial transportation industry, has been named as one of Food Logistics’ 2019 Top Green Providers, the annual list of the industry’s most environmentally-conscientious companies. Being honored on the 2019 list marks the third consecutive year ELITE has been named a Top Green Provider. This year also marks the first which ELITE has been recognized for its technology, a tremendous milestone for the company that reflects its investment in automation solutions and helps to celebrate the latest release of its software platform Chameleon.

ELITE prides itself on being stewards for sustainable, eco-friendly business practices that address climate change,” stated Michael Johnson, CEO, ELITE. “Chameleon, our innovative transportation management technology platform, is a keystone of that commitment, and just one part of our corporate social responsibility practice.”

The ELITE software suite — Chameleon — includes desktop and mobile applications which address challenges long-believed to be intractable in the freight management industry. While price, data transparency, and compliance with government regulations command headlines, addressing each of these holistically, one with a vision towards crafting eco-friendly solutions, is a defining characteristic of a modern third-party logistics (3PL) company.

Our Top Green Providers demonstrate leadership in sustainability throughout the global food supply chain, from better management of natural resources to technology applications and operational improvements that reduce food waste from the farm to the retailer to the end consumer,” notes Lara L. Sowinski, editorial director. “Environmental stewardship is a defining feature for these companies, as is their determination to continually raise the sustainability bar year after year.”

The carbon footprint created by the commercial freight management industry cannot be ignored. According to the EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, medium and heavy-duty trucks accounted for 23 percent of transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and roughly 6 percent of total GHG emissions in the United States in 2015.

A company’s carbon footprint is a reflection of that organization’s efficiency, culture, and leadership. Our transportation management system automates 80% of tasks related to day-to-day freight logistics. The result is that we have successfully decreased the average time a truck driver is idle by 642%, from an average of approximately 45 minutes per load to a mere 7 minutes,” Johnson added.

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About Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE)

ELITE is a third-party logistics (3PL) company that services the freight management industry. Clients include food and beverage, OEM, industrial, and chemical companies. The company has been honored on the Inc. 5000 list (2018, 2017) as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, and has received numerous additional awards such as Food Logistics’ Rock Stars, Best In Biz, Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fastest Growing, and Auburn University’s Top Tigers. To learn more about Elite Transit Solutions, visit elitetransit.com, e-mail info@elitetransit.com, or call (878) 999-2880.