Schneider was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a SmartWay High Performer for the 13th consecutive year for “producing more efficient and sustainable supply chain transportation solutions.”
The SmartWay program is voluntary and focuses on advancing supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.
While thousands of companies partner with the EPA through SmartWay, just over 2% of all SmartWay carriers make the SmartWay High Performer list for all metrics. According to the data, Schneider operates an “exceptionally” efficient and clean fleet, emitting fewer pollutants and burning less fuel per mile traveled and for every ton of freight moved, as compared to SmartWay peers, the company said.
Schneider is committed to a number of environmental and sustainability goals, including doubling intermodal business by 2030, reducing carbon emissions by 7.5% per mile by 2025, and by 60% per mile by 2035. The carrier said it already achieved more than half of its 2025 goal by reducing per-mile emissions by 5%.
Schneider uses new technologies, equipment and data science to push efficiency. The company plans to add 92 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to its intermodal operations in southern California early this year, making it one of the largest electric truck fleets in North America.