Green Initiative

Feesers, Inc. has been a quiet "GREEN" pioneer in actively reducing our carbon footprint. Our efforts can be traced as far back as the late 1970’s when we began switching our transportation vehicles from gas to diesel powered. At the same time, we changed our freezer and refrigeration system from Freon based to ammonia based, thus eliminating one of the largest pollutants from our system.

In early 2000 we began using on board computers. We are currently utilizing the XRS/Omnitracs. This system stores the drivers D.O.T. hours of service information electronically, which eliminates the paper logs that they had to fill out on a daily basis. It also provides us with information on each driver’s driving habits which enables us to retrain them on issues such as idling the engines, over revving the engines and speeding. This information also helps us to control any out of route miles. Our ongoing training is a great help in reducing our carbon footprint.

Since the early 1980's and before there were recycling centers, we incorporated a recycling program, which includes recycling plastic wrap, office paper and green-bar computer paper. In 2008 we recycled 200 tractor trailer loads of the above.

In more recent years, we have continued to evolve our business practices in order to operate more efficiently and with a smaller carbon footprint.

  • Heat Recovery: We now heat the garage area, dry warehouse and the office areas with rejected heat from our ammonia refrigeration system and waste oil from our fleet.
  • Evaporative Cooling: Feesers has an evaporative water condenser for its refrigeration system and a water cooling tower for its office cooling needs. The result is that we use less electric to accomplish the heating/cooling for our office needs.
  • Renewable Energy Sources: We have been using and testing bio fuels in the fleet for 5 years.
  • High Efficiency Lighting: We have replaced all lighting in the office and warehouse areas including refrigeration and freezer with the most efficient lighting available and have started to recycle all bulbs. We have installed motion detectors in low traffic areas to automatically turn off lights based upon traffic activity. The bulb replacement project has produced a savings of 1,937,125 KWT (kilowatt hours) per year.
  • Recycling: We recycle oil filters, coolant filters, batteries, tires, office paper, computer green-bar paper, plastic wrap, pallets, cardboard and electric bulbs.
  • Transportation Calibration: We align our trucks and trailers every 60,000 miles which saves fuel and tires for longer life. We use wide-based single tires where appropriate which affords us a 5% fuel savings.
  • Increase MPG: We utilize a tire inflation system which notifies the drivers when the tire has a leak, thus saving on wear and tear and fuel mileage.
  • Better Materials: We switched from steel wheels to aluminum wheels, because they run truer, are lighter in weight and run cooler.
  • Reduce Waste: We have installed an auto-lube system that injects the proper amount of grease into each component saving time and grease.
  • Reduce Pollution: All trucks have a 5 minute idle shut down system to save fuel and lessen the pollutants put into the air.
  • Green Cleaning: All soaps used in the operation are biodegradable, including those used to wash the fleet.