Pittsburgh, PA (July 7, 2023) - PITT OHIO, a leader in transportation, warehouse and logistics services, was honored as a 2023 Top Green Fleet by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) Magazine, a leading trucking trade publication that provides the latest news and insights to supply chain professionals, for the fourth time. Ryan Lisek, Program Director at Drive Clean Indiana, nominated PITT OHIO.
HDT’s editors review the nominations each year and choose 20 or more fleets that are showing leadership in sustainability, based on fleet submissions as well as their own reporting throughout the year. Some of the ways these fleets are heading up the green revolution include electric vehicles, alternative fuels, excellent fuel mileage, freight efficiency, and green facilities. Initiatives in the past year are given more weight. The editors also look at a willingness to share their experiences with other fleets to help the entire industry be greener.
According to Lisek, “PITT OHIO has been a logistics leader in sustainable initiatives for over 40 years. Drive Clean Indiana, Indiana’s only Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition in the state of Indiana, was happy to nominate PITT OHIO for the HDT-Top Green Fleet Award. Drive Clean Indiana and PITT OHIO partnered on an EPA National DERA Project, “Midwest Climate Emission Reduction Initiative” in 2021 and were awarded funding for three all-electric box trucks at the Parma, OH terminal. PITT OHIO stands out as a frontrunner among fleets across America due to its exemplary efforts in decarbonizing its operations.
In addition to the electric truck deployments, the Parma Terminal is a LEED-certified building that encompasses solar panels and wind turbines that produce 540,000 kWh of renewable energy. This renewable energy can be stored onsite in the 1 MW microgrid. PITT OHIO continues to be a transformational leader in the logistics industry and we are proud to partner to assist them with meeting their sustainability goals while improving operations. PITT OHIO sets the bar for a company that is committed to reducing air pollutants in the community it operates in.”
“We are excited to receive our fourth Top Green Fleet award from HDT Magazine. We appreciate the partnership and nomination from Ryan Lisek at Drive Clean Indiana,” said Taki Darakos, Vice President of Vehicle Maintenance & Fleet Services. “We are able to bring sustainability and innovation to the forefront of what we do because of our people and partners like Drive Clean Indiana.”
ABOUT PITT OHIO
PITT OHIO has been providing the best value in transportation and logistics solutions to our customers for over 44 years, reaching over $900 million in revenue last year. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast regions. In addition to their legacy LTL freight solution, PITT OHIO provides supply chain and logistics solutions including expedite, freeze protection, truckload, warehouse and distribution, container transloading, dedicated and more. To make this happen, and to fulfill PITT OHIO’s Purpose, President Charles Hammel, III employs over 3,200 employees who are committed to doing the right thing every day. Explore their website to see how PITT OHIO is dedicated to the safe and sustainable motor transport of products, doing right by their employees and their customers, and making a positive impact on the environment. To contact PITT OHIO, schedule service, or apply for employment, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing, PITT OHIO
412-232-3015, ext. 6313