The US Environmental Protection Agency awarded a SmartWay Excellence Award to Dupré Logistics, recognizing the company as a true industry leader in freight transportation environmental performance. Lafayette LA-based Dupré was selected for ranking in the best performance range for freight carbon efficiency (grams per-ton- mile for CO2).
“As an industry, we are the subject of increasing government regulation,” said Scott Allen, Dupré Logistics director of maintenance and fleet assets. “We are proud to be recognized not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of the regulators that make our work more environmentally safe.”
The EPA program recognized Dupré Logistics based on six performance metrics grams per mile, and grams per ton-mile for the pollutants of CO2, NOx, and PM. According to the EPA of these, grams of CO2 per-ton-mile is the best indicator of freight efficiency for the vast majority of freight carriers. By scoring in the best performance range, Dupré Logistics is in the top 20% of all freight companies in its SmartWay category.