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5 Tips to Make Your Warehouse Green

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Utilizing Motorized Trailer Movers for a Greener Warehouse

How green is your warehouse? No, it’s not a reference to the color scheme. Green warehousing incorporates eco-friendly practices and equipment such as our motorized trailer mover. Use these green warehousing tips to reduce your expenses as well as your carbon footprint.

1. Use hybrid or electric vehicles whenever possible.

Reliance on fossil fuels is a double whammy. The practice is a significant drain on natural resources and adds pollution to the air we breathe. Increasing numbers of transportation companies are converting gas-fueled fleets to hybrid or electric vehicles. Is your current 3PL one of them?

2. Reuse, repurpose, and recycle storage and packaging materials.

Green packaging materials may appear costly, but they save money in the long run by reducing energy consumption, making them highly economical. Use of green packaging also demonstrates your commitment to environmental awareness to suppliers and customers. If a packaging conversion isn’t in the budget right now, institute a program of reusing and recycling pallets, containers, and other storage and packaging materials.

3. Add eco-friendly structural features.
  • Cut your heating and cooling bills by improving insulation, installing solar panels, and painting the roof in light reflective colors. Some warehouses are moving to green roofs, which use plants and vegetation for better aesthetics as well as reduced energy usage.
  • Use LED (light-emitting diode) lights wherever possible, especially in outdoor areas. These lights use up to 75 percent less electricity than traditional bulbs and they don’t need to be replaced as frequently.
4. Limit or eliminate use of paper.

Technology is enabling us to move closer to the long-promised paperless society.

5. Maximize storage space.
  • Ensure that all products and materials are properly stored and clearly labeled.
  • Place fast-turning SKUs in easily accessible locations.

Green Your Warehouse with a Motorized Trailer Mover from DJ Products

Our electric tugs, movers, and pushers are designed to be environmentally friendly and safer to use than gas-powered equipment. Contact us today to learn more.