Food Logistics Names ELITE a Top 2020 Green Provider

For the fourth consecutive year, ELITE Transit Solutions has been named as one of Food Logistics’ 2020 Top Green Providers.

June 2020

Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE), a recognized leader in revolutionizing the freight management logistics industry through technology solutions, has been named as a 2020 Top Green Provider by Food Logistics for a fourth consecutive year. Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

ELITE’s Chameleon transportation management system (TMS) platform continues to advance the food industry’s goals for greater sustainability and profitability by automating processes that maximize efficiencies across complex transportation supply chains,” said Michael D. Johnson, president and CEO of Elite Transit.

Our annual Top Green Providers award recognizes companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry. From technology that reduces a fleet’s carbon footprint to software that helps shippers drive energy efficiency to systems and processes that help reduce the carbon and environmental impact of its customers’ supply chains, these top green providers continue to practice the ultimate in sustainability year over year,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics.

ELITE’s Chameleon TMS platform Impact on Sustainability

From 2018 to 2019, ELITE helped customers reduce their transportation carbon footprint by successfully decreasing overall ’empty miles’ by 29%. During 2019, average truck driver idle times continued to decrease by 642%, from approximately 45 minutes on average per load to only about seven minutes.

In 2019 ELITE continued to evolve its internal Chameleon TMS platform, resulting in even more exceptional features to enhance sustainability efforts, including engagement with carriers for real time tracking. Benefits include:

  • Reduced costs with no-touch logistics and machine learning
  • Real-time visibility to freight to ensure accountability
  • Increased data integrity and data validation techniques
  • Optimization through advanced tools for freight analytics

With 24/7/365 customer access, Chameleon decreases overhead and lowers unplanned costs, and has set a new standard for freight management: the ability to realize 98% OTD.

In 2019, the company began preparing for a 2020 launch of its newest technology solution: ELITE Freight Market. This driver portal provides open access for more than 20,000 carriers and their networks to book freight in real-time. The new portal maximizes efficiency and minimizes empty miles for further contributions to the food and beverage industry’s sustainability efforts.

ELITE managed more than 75,000 truckloads in 2019, up from approximately 50,000 truckloads in 2018, demonstrating customer confidence in the company’s proven leadership, performance, and proprietary software.

The 2020 Top Green Providers Award

Food Logistics’ annual Top Green Providers recognizes companies whose products, services, or exemplary leadership is enhancing sustainability within the food and beverage industry. Each year, the criteria for earning a spot on the list become more stringent for applicants. For example, the editorial staff evaluates a company’s participation in such programs as the EPA’s SmartWay and other recognized sustainability programs; facilities that are LEED-certified, and/or feature solar panels, LED lighting and other energy saving installations and retrofits that produce measurable reductions in GHG emissions, to name a few.

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About Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE)

Founded in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2013, Elite Transit Solutions (ELITE) is a recognized third-party logistics (3PL) leader in revolutionizing the freight management logistics industry. ELITE delivers innovative technology solutions that minimize waste, while elevating service and value for customers in 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 industry awards such as Food Logistics’ Rock Stars and Top Green Providers, Best In Biz, and the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fastest Growing Companies. Visit, e-mail, or call (878) 999-2880.

Our annual Top Green Providers award recognizes companies whose products, services or exemplary leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry.” Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics