New Green Balance Calculator

March 4, 2010
Emissions calculator helps clarify environmental impact of transportation activities and alternatives.

Recently YRC Worldwide Inc. launched its new Green Balance Calculator, which is a tool customers can use to help offset emissions associated with their shipments via certified carbon offset projects.

"We are dedicated to effectively and aggressively promoting greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction, and conservation across our daily operations to reduce our carbon footprint," said Mike Kelley, Chief Sustainability Officer for YRC Worldwide, a transportation service provider.

The Green Balance Calculator, developed in partnership with Sustainable Travel International, evaluates eight transportation activities that produce or influence carbon emissions including: fuel, rail miles, air miles, electricity, hotel nights, employee commuting, rental car miles and employee reimbursed miles.

The company's network provides "carpooling" for shipments, creating greater load density and reducing unnecessary emissions. Instead of idling trucks overnight, YRC Worldwide provides hotel lodging for drivers, eliminating excessive engine idling and the emissions it generates. The company also places speed restrictions on its engines so that its equipment is optimized for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction.

The Green Balance Calculator is available at

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