The American Trucking Associations recently congratulated 21 member fleets, including Grammer Industries—which specializes in bulk hazardous transportation—for winning SmartWay Excellence Awards from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
“Over the past 14 years, the US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership has collaborated with thousands of businesses to create greener supply chain networks,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA’s assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation. “Each year, we honor the top 1% to 2% of these SmartWay Partners with an EPA SmartWay Excellence Award, to recognize leadership in moving goods efficiently while protecting the environment and public health.”
Chris Spear, ATA’s president, also offered his congratulations to the award winners.
“EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a model for collaboration between the government and private sector to solve problems,” he said. “We are proud that so many ATA members participate in this important program and are prouder still of the fleets honored here (Monday, Oct. 29) with a SmartWay Excellence Award.”
The 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, Grammer Industries, Hirschbach Motor Lines, Hub Group, JB Hunt Transport, Knight Transportation, Meijer Logistics, NFI Industries, Old Dominion Freight Line, Penske Logistics, Saia Motor Freight Line, Southeast Transportation Systems, UPS Small Package, Werner Enterprises and Woody Bogler Trucking Company.
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment.
Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 103 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 215.4 million barrels of oil and $29.7 billion in fuel costs—equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of more than 14 million homes.