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ATA congratulates EPA SmartWay award winners

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently congratulated 29 member fleets and shippers for winning SmartWay Excellence Awards from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

“Over the past 15 years, the US EPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership has provided the tools and information for thousands of companies to create leaner, more efficient supply chains,” said Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “This year, EPA is recognizing 72 companies with SmartWay Excellence Awards for outstanding environmental achievements and leadership in goods movement.

“These truck carriers, shippers, and third-party logistics providers are leading the industry and showing that it is possible to move more goods using less fuel, resulting in fewer emissions and air pollutants while also reducing costs and conserving energy.”

Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO, said the SmartWay Transport Partnership is an example of the business community and government working together to address a challenge.

“ATA is proud that so many of our members not only participate in this program, but that so many of them are honored for that participation with a SmartWay Excellence Award,” he said.

ATA members honored with SmartWay Excellence Awards are:

  • ABF Freight System
  • CR England
  • Contract Transportation Systems
  • CRST Dedicated Services
  • CRST Expedited
  • Doug Andrus Distributing
  • Duncan and Son Lines
  • Fortune Transportation
  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport
  • McFarland Truck Lines
  • Meijer
  • Meijer Logistics
  • Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Michelin North America
  • Nussbaum Transportation Services
  • Nu-Way Transportation Services
  • Old Dominion Freight Line
  • OutWest Express
  • Roehl Transport
  • Ruan Transportation Management Systems
  • Southeast Transportation Systems
  • Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona
  • Trinity Logistics Group
  • Walmart Transportation
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Woody Bogler Trucking Company

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative intended to empower businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible to protect public health and reduce emissions. Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility and freight efficiency through SmartWay provides for a more sustainable and competitive business environment.

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 119 million metric tons of harmful air pollution, while saving 249 million barrels of oil and $33.4 billion in fuel costs—equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in more than 16 million homes. SmartWay partners also help protect clean and healthy air by significantly reducing pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

For more information about SmartWay Excellence Awards, visit epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees.

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