We have placed much importance on utilizing 21st century technology to address environmental concerns surrounding goods movement. To this end, Dreisbach is a proud participant in the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program being administered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The goal of this program is to support development of full zero-emission and near zero-emission technologies for multiple types of equipment supporting freight transportation and operations.
SmartWay Transport Partner program
Dreisbach is proud to be a carrier in the SmartWay Transport Partner program; an innovative collaboration between the EPA and the freight sector to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This program is aimed at accelerating the availability and adoption of advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in the freight supply chain, while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and reduce adverse environmental impacts. Since the program’s inception, SmartWay partners have saved over 7 billion gallons of fuel, lowered fuel costs by $24.9 billion and reduced carbon emissions by 72.8 million metric tons.
Demand Response Program
We participate in PG&E’s Base Interruptible Program. As a partner in this program, we are committed to reducing our power draw during peak electrical demand periods to ensure that the utility company can meet the increased demands of schools, hospitals, nursing homes and residential customers in order to avoid blackouts and brownouts. When we are called upon to comply with a load-shedding request, there are no adverse consequences to our ability to maintain and monitor our facility temperatures when we do our part to reduce our energy consumption.
The purpose of the CARB regulations in California is to reduce emissions and public exposure to diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and other air contaminants. CARB sets emission standards for all semi-trucks (big rigs) in California. CARB also regulates all Transportation Refrigeration Units (reefer trailers) that haul temperature sensitive cargo in the state. Our fleet is in full compliance with the CARB air pollution reduction requirements.
Dreisbach has developed and implemented an aggressive recycling program to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, including scrap metal, paper, shrink wrap and cardboard. In the United States, paper and cardboard account for 41% of municipal waste. For every ton of our recycled paper products, we save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, nine cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water. Our recycling program also diverts scrap metal from landfills, conserves natural resources by replacing the need for virgin raw materials to produce new metal goods and reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to improving how we use our resources to reduce and minimize our environmental impact in all aspects of our operations and are continually looking for new ways to recycle, reduce and reuse!