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ATA Congratulates EPA SmartWay Excellence Award Winners
12 ATA Members Among This Year’s Honorees
Orlando, Florida – Today, American Trucking Associations congratulated the 28 winners of the EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards – most notably the 12 members of ATA who were honored during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.
“EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is an example of how the trucking industry can work in a way that improves the environmental sustainability of the global supply chain,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “We are honored to partner with SmartWay in a joint effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce fuel use within the trucking sector. The EPA has chosen companies that genuinely desire to improve their efficiency while continuing to lead the industry. We are grateful that their work is being recognized.”
“Since 2004, EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality, “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customers---they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”
Among this year’s winners of the SmartWay Excellence Award are ATA members:
· Bison Transport Inc.;
· Carter Express Inc.;
· Contract Transportation Services Co.;
· C.R. England Inc.
· Diversified Automotive Inc.;
· Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.;
· Penske Truck Leasing;
· Rocha Transportation;
· Royal Trucking Company;
· Walmart Transportation LLC and
· Werner Enterprises Inc.
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 the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment.
Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 170.3 million barrels of oil—the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes and $24.9 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help protect citizens’ well being.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward