American Trucking Associations leaders offered their congratulations to the winners of the Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Excellence Awards. Award recipients were recognized the ATA’s annual Management Conference & Exhibition, held October 7-10 in Las Vegas NV.
“SmartWay is a shining example of what can happen when government engages the private sector to achieve a goal,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “Just as we should congratulate these member companies for their commitment to environmental sustainability, we should recognize EPA's commitment to helping them become more efficient as they deliver America's most essential goods.”
Companies receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards at this year’s ATA Management Conference & Exhibition include: C R England Inc, J B Hunt Transport Inc, Schneider National Inc, White Arrow LLC, Air Ground Express Inc, Celadon Trucking Services Inc, Dart Transit Co, Doug Andrus Distributing LLC, Duncan and Son Lines Inc, Dupre Logistics LLC, FedEx Ground Package System Inc, Frito-Lay, Heartland Express Inc, JBS Carriers Inc, Jules Savard Inc, Knight Transportation Inc, Lake Enterprises Ltd, Lone Star Transportation LLC, May Trucking Co, Mesilla Valley Transportation, New Century Transportation Inc, Orlicks Inc, Pacific 9 Transportation Inc, Palletized Trucking Inc, Poland Spring Bottling, Polaris Transport Carriers Inc, Prime Inc, Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc, Swift Transportation, and Walgreen OshKosh Inc.
“These companies know that the benefits of SmartWay are not just a sticker on the cab or a slogan on the letterhead, but they include real, bottom-line savings,” said outgoing ATA Chairman Dan England, chairman of C R England, Salt Lake City. “I know this for a fact because C R England is one of these companies, and I’ve seen the benefits firsthand. They've earned these awards, but more importantly, they've shown us what our industry can do to improve our environment.”