The Fleet Sustainability Index™
What is The Fleet Sustainability Index™?
The Fleet Sustainability Index™ is a data service that provides emissions factors for practically every trucking fleet (i.e., carrier) in the United States. The emissions factors represent the output of CO2 per mile that a carrier emits based on the equipment used by the carrier. This enables users of the index, such as shippers, brokers, and third-party logistics providers, to 1) estimate their past emissions, or a client’s past emissions, using easily accessible data such as the carrier used and miles and 2) select and score carriers based on their emissions factors.
Why should you use it?
The Fleet Sustainability Index™ is based on sustainability reporting principles set forth by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). The index is based on observations directly from a company’s supply chain, verified by independent third parties, calculated on an on-going basis with emissions factors that can be calculated over specific time intervals, and rigorous because it comes from authoritative government sources and is calculated based on guidelines from the ISSB. Emissions reports that use the Fleet Sustainability Index™ align with predominant international reporting standards.
How is it calculated?
The index is calculated based on data from authoritative sources, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. We developed a proprietary database of millions of trucks and hundreds of thousands of carriers to estimate the emissions factors for carriers using data from the Environmental Protection Agency. The index is based on actual observations and science-based emissions factors and is updated regularly to stay current with the constantly changing trucking market.