American Trucking Associations leaders congratulated several member fleets on receiving US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Awards at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.
“For a decade, ATA has been a vocal supporter of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, and for a decade our members have been working to reduce carbon emissions and save fuel using the proven techniques endorsed by SmartWay,” said Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer.
Among fleets honored with SmartWay Excellence Awards were these ATA members: ABF System, C R England, CRST Van Expedited Inc, D P Curtis Trucking Inc, Doug Andrus Distributing LLC, Fed Ex Express, Frito-Lay, Gordon Trucking Inc, H-E-B Grocery Co, Knight Transportation Inc, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Prime Inc, Roehl Transport Inc, Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc, Sunbury Transport Ltd, TransX, and Werner Enterprises.
In total, EPA honored 58 fleets for their work with the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
“Gone are the days of smoke-belching rigs going down the road,” said incoming ATA Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Raleigh NC-based Longistics. “Today’s trucking industry is committed to sustainability like never before, and SmartWay is a demonstration not just of that commitment, but a model for industry-government partnerships.”