Go Green, Ship Regional!

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 3:06:00 PM

It’s no secret that one of the many ways to lead a more “green” lifestyle is to buy local—bypass the big name brands, and opt for something that instead supports the resident economy, creates jobs, helps the environment, and saves energy.


At OnTrac, we want to invite you to take it a step further.

In honor of Earth Day,

we are encouraging you to take a look at regional carriers—not only as a cheaper, faster way to ship, but in many cases, as a greener option as well.

At OnTrac, we care about the planet. That's why we've taken big steps to go green by reducing emissions on our fleet of vehicles, optimizing driver routes, and much more.

On a day founded to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment, it is imperative to be aware of our role and efforts to conserve—we know giving back doesn’t always mean giving up. These days, small individual contributions and personal lifestyle changes can help greatly.

Through our promotion of electronic waybills, we save paper and thousands of trees every year. OnTrac also optimizes driver delivery routes, and our leased trucks enable us to continue to have the newest, most efficient vehicles, greatly reducing our carbon footprint.

This year, we’re taking it a step further.

In conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency's Cell Phone Recycling Week, OnTrac offers internal employees the opportunity to recycle and or dispose of old cell phones and PDA devices properly, per the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.  

Cell phones are sent to cell phone recycling companies like Full Circle Wireless, Pace Butler and Cell Phone Cycle where they are recycled, reused or turned into cash to help support charitable causes like the American Diabetes Association, Children's Miracle Work, the Coalition Against Domestic Violence and many more organizations.  The funds have also been used to help the following causes:

  •  Sending Missionaries to China
  •  Treating malnourished children in Asia after the 2004 Tsunami
  •  Building new homes for low-income families
  •  Providing overseas military men and women with pre-paid phone calling cards

Cell phones and PDAs are made of precious metals, copper and plastics - all of which require energy to mine and manufacture.  Recycling cell phones helps the environment by saving energy and keeping usable materials out of landfills. Instead, these materials are conserved so that they can be turned into new products.

Earth Day invites both citizens and businesses to take a step back and remember that we all share the same planet, and sharing the Earth means taking responsibility for what we use and how we use it.   It is a day to think of the environmental challenges we face and how to solve them.

Feel good about the environment and save up to 40% on overnight delivery with OnTrac.



Topics: Environmental Awareness Month, Go Green, OnTrac Shipping, Ground Shipping