Modern Transportation Named Top 2017 Green Fleet

by Jake Tully - Published: 12/08/2017

It seems that green isn’t simply a festive color for this time of year - earlier this week, Pittsburgh-based trucking company Modern Transportation announced that it has been selected as a 2017 Top Green Fleets by Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine.

Modern Transportation reports that in receiving this distinction for the first time, the company has continually used new practices and environmentally-friendly equipment such as aerodynamic equipment, alternative fuels and engine configurations that are economical.

Patrick Cozzens, President of Modern Transportation reports that the company is pleased to receive this distinction alongside other industry leaders in “green” practices.

“Although our commitment to the environment has never been about awards, we are extremely pleased to have been selected for this coveted distinction”, said Cozzens. “Having been recognized with the likes of Waste Management, UPS, and our innovative friends at Nussbaum, we view this award as a testament to our environmental commitment.”

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According to sources at Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Modern Transportation, alongside other recipients of the award were selected by criteria that looks at current practices as well as practices fleets have implemented in the past.

“We honor a variety of ‘green’ efforts, from high-mpg diesel-powered vehicles to alternative fueling to green facilities and recycling,” reports Heavy Duty Trucking Editor-In-Chief Deborah Lockridge. “And, we pay special attention to what fleets have done in the past year.”

Modern Transportation reports that it has experimented with several different practices in order to improve fuel efficiency and operate with more environmental consciousness.

“We’ve also collaborated with a trailer manufacturer to design aerodynamic enhancements”, said Sr. Director of Equipment & Maintenance at Modern, Bob Smith. “There are so many little factors that, when simultaneously addressed, can add up to significant improvements for the environment.”

According to Modern Transportation, the company has historically served Fortune 1000 manufacturers and the company continually strives to strike a balance between environmental consciousness and “environmental stewardship.”

“Looking to the future we are excited to continue exploring other cutting-edge technologies, including the dawning of electric vehicles in the bulk transportation space,” said Cozzens.