LTI Inc and its Milky Way division were honored with a second consecutive SmartWay Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards recognize the top one percent of SmartWay partners for superior environmental performance and leadership.
LTI Inc was one of 11 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's nearly 3,000 partners. LTI Inc earned a top score in the Tanker Fleet Category based on its exceptional fuel economy, payload, idle time and emissions equipment.
"We're humbled to once again be among the best of the best in the EPA's measure of productivity, efficiency, and environmental stewardship," says Jason Jansen, LTI Inc president. "This would not be possible without the hard work of our entire team."
"SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director of EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs."
LTI Inc specializes in the transport of liquid and dry bulk commodities, and its Milky Way division is a leading bulk milk hauler in the Pacific Northwest. The company uses highly efficient engines, lightweight equipment with enhanced aerodynamics, automatic tire inflation systems, and onboard computers to manage highway speed, progressive shifting, best routing options and idle times.
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay's clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) protect the well-being of citizens.