Biodiesel helps win freight bids as environmental pressures mount

March 26, 2021

Motor carriers have been voluntarily submitting fuel efficiency and air quality performance data to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  since 2004. Being an EPA Smartway Carrier Partner has benefits for competing in shipper contract freight bids, also known as RFPs.

In the past few years, G&D Integrated has participated in a number of RFPs that asked the carrier to provide more detailed environmental information than its SmartWay rankings and scores. Some bids have asked open-ended questions about what the fleet is doing to reduce its carbon impact, but others have asked for detailed plans to reduce carbon emissions in specific lanes, said Vince Buonassi, G&D’s group manager of transportation programs.