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OnTrac Expands Green Initiative, Uses Recycled Motor Oil

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PHOENIX, April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OnTrac is committed to priority regional shipping services and reducing costs to the environment. The company's green initiatives, including a Cell Phone Recycling Program, OnTrac Gives Back to the Rainforests, Shipping Material Recycling Program, Complete Online Resources, Paperless Payroll, Trip Reduction / Carpooling, Optimized Driver Routes / Reduced Emissions, Paperless Billing & Reporting and a Corporate Recycling Program now includes a partnership with Penske and the use of recycled motor oil in its day-to-day operations.

Penske's use of Shell products for oil and grease means their waste oil is all recycled-- a primary use is to re-refine it into a base stock for lubricating oil. This process is very similar to the refining of crude oil. The result is that the re-refined oil is of as high a quality as a virgin oil product. This is important, as just two gallons of used oil can generate enough electricity to run the average household for almost 24 hours. Because the OnTrac fleet is predominantly made up of Penske trucks, the company is a beneficiary of this program and an increasingly green shipper—through its partnership with SmartWay, OnTrac has been able to contribute to the overall savings of 1.5 billion gallons of fuel, $3.6 billion in fuel costs, 14.7 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 215,000 tons of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 8,000 tons of particulate matter.

It has also enabled the company to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, and reduce fuel costs. Through partnerships with environmental experts and by using new technologies, OnTrac is finding ways to help reduce the impact of its operations on the environment, and that makes a difference for everyone. From Los Angeles, OnTrac reaches every ZIP code in California and the major metropolitan areas of Arizona and Nevada overnight, with two-day shipping to the rest of the company's 8-state service area. The regional carrier's next-day delivery footprint is much larger than that of a national carrier's, and without the need to support an entire air fleet, the company is able to be more conscious of their carbon footprint.

The regional hub-and-spoke model operates entirely on the ground and enables OnTrac to keep costs down and keep its corporate commitment to the environment a priority.

About OnTrac:

OnTrac is a Phoenix, Arizona based company that provides overnight shipping at ground rates to businesses and consumers. OnTrac has supported each one of our shipments with a Money-Back-Service-Guarantee since we started our overnight division in 1991. The company takes pride in its ability to provide an alternative delivery service to consumers throughout its extensive coverage of the 8 Western States, including every Zip Code in California. As a SmartWay Partner, OnTrac promises to do its part to save the environment, getting your shipments there with cleaner air. For more information on OnTrac, please call 800-334-5000 or visit ontrac.com.

CONTACT: Laura Peterson 602-333-4433 lpeterson@ontrac.com OnTrac.com

Source: OnTrac