Heniff Transportation Systems LLC, Oak Brook IL, announced it joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry which provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
Heniff Transportation will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 120.7 million barrels of oil, $16.8 billion in fuel costs, 51.6 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 37,000 tons of particulate matter. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Heniff Transportation demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“We decided to join SmartWay in 2015 to support our continued green initiatives as a company,” says Justin Neal, Heniff’s director of business integration. “We have continued our investment in technology and continue to be at the leading edge of technology in our industry. We believe that with our continued investment in new equipment and industry leading technological advances we will continue to reduce our impact on the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. We felt the SmartWay partnership gave us a great opportunity to share our successes from others and learn best in class processes and ideas from other partners.”
Leon Lupina, Heniff director of safety, added: “Our technology has given us a competitive advantage not only in terms of green initiatives, but safety as well. Having the ability to provide each driver with their data and each driver manager with their data at their fingertips has been the key driver. We’re always looking for new ideas and we want to share our successes and learn from others.”
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge and multimodal carriers.