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GLEN MILLS, PA – September 16, 2021 – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a global provider of transportation and logistics services backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), has been named one of the top 75 partners of the green supply chain by Inbound logistics. The rankings were established by Inbound logistics editors who selected the top 75 supply chain partners at the forefront of green logistics and sustainability initiatives. This is the second prize that the pilot receives this year from Inbound logistics, also named one of the top 100 3PL providers for 2021.
Inbound logistics’ The annual G75 list features suppliers who excel at ensuring their global supply chains are environmentally and socially responsible. As part of its ESG policy, Pilot is constantly working to develop and implement best practices to reduce the environmental footprint of its supply chain while providing essential logistics services. Pilot is SmartWay certified and is also committed to increasing the volume of freight shipped through program carriers each year. Pilot continues to replace fossil fuel-powered warehouse equipment with electrical equipment and uses COMPASS Dispatcher to create time and fuel efficient routes. These initiatives reduce fuel wastage and increase delivery efficiency.
In 2019, Pilot moved to a new headquarters with several green initiatives. With nearly 100 locations in North America, many pilot stations are using occupancy and LED lighting, a computer-controlled HVAC system, and water bottle filling stations, which have reduced the use of 10,000 plastic bottles per year. Standard recycling protocols, including cardboard balers, are built into day-to-day operations. Pilot is committed to operating a paperless office that uses electronic invoicing, P-Card, EDI and API for secure data transfer.
“As a global leader in the sourcing industry, it is important that we do our part to reduce our carbon footprint while providing exceptional transportation and logistics services to our customers,” said Lisa Coyle, Director administrative. “To be named to the G75 two years in a row is an honor.”
ABOUT PILOT FREIGHT SERVICES
Pilot Freight Services, Inc. is an award-winning full-service transportation and logistics provider with 90 locations across North America. Pilot also has several sites in Western Europe and a presence in the Asia-Pacific market. The company’s freight forwarding services encompass all modes of transportation including air, land and sea, serving all corners of the globe. Pilot’s 1-mile and last-mile home delivery solutions for heavy, hard-to-handle goods include value-added service offerings such as white glove, assembly and installation. Pilot’s logistics programs offer a full suite of expedited and term-based services, international shipping solutions, product warehousing and inventory management. Plus, Pilot’s online shipping browser, CoPilot, makes online shipping fast, convenient and secure. In 2018, Pilot adopted the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation as a national philanthropic partner
raise company-wide funds for treatments and cures for children battling cancer. Learn more about Pilot’s freight services at www.PilotDelivers.com.
ABOUT ATL PARTNERS
Founded in 2014, ATL Partners is a leading industry-focused private equity firm investing in aerospace, transportation and logistics companies. ATL brings deep industry expertise to its investment approach with nine investment professionals and six board members who have decades of combined operational experience in each of ATL’s key sectors. For more information on ATL Partners, visit www.atlpartners.com.
With C $ 171.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2020, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) is a leading provider of investment management services to the public sector in British Columbia and one of the largest major asset managers in Canada. BCI generates returns on investment that help its institutional clients build a financially secure future. With a global perspective, BCI seeks investment opportunities that convert savings into productive capital that meet the risk / return requirements of their clients over time. BCI invests in a range of asset classes: fixed income; mortgages; public and private capital; immovable; Infrastructure; and renewable resources. BCI’s private equity program, valued at C $ 17.9 billion, focuses on direct investments in industry, technology, consumer / retail, healthcare, as well as services financial and commercial. For more information on BCI, please visit www.bci.ca.