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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. set a new goal to reduce its carbon emission intensity 32% by 2034, the company announced Nov. 14.
The Lowell, Ark.-based transportation and logistics company will focus on three key areas to reach its emission-reduction target. The company plans to incorporate alternative powered equipment into its fleet, expand the use of biogenic fuels and improve fuel economy on diesel-powered vehicles. Its goals are based on a baseline of 2019.
“Our road map to achieving this aspirational goal will help J.B. Hunt strive to significantly reduce our carbon emission intensity while holding true to our customer commitment of providing efficient, quality-driven, competitive supply chain solutions for moving their freight,” said Craig Harper, chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt. “Our goal is an ambitious challenge to improve J.B. Hunt’s carbon footprint and to help advance the transportation industry’s progress in developing sustainable solutions that are commercially viable and scalable for widespread adoption.”
J.B. Hunt said achieving its target is dependent on significant progress in the development and availability of technology and infrastructure. That includes ongoing enhancements to commercial motor vehicles, charging and refueling infrastructure, expanded capacity on the electrical grid, increased availability of biogenic fuels and the incorporation of more energy resources with lower carbon intensity.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. ranks No. 4 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. It also ranks No. 5 on the TT list of the 100 largest logistics companies in North America.
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