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EPA Honors Freight Carriers for Superior Supply Chain Efficiency

Release Date: 10/07/2014
Contact Information: Jennifer Colaizzi, Colaizzi.Jennifer@epa.gov, 202-564-7776

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring 44 top truck and multi-modal carriers as industry leaders in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards announced today by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at the American Trucking Associations’ Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif.

These carrier partners are SmartWay’s top environmental performers, setting benchmarks in how they move products and supplies, by transporting the continent’s goods efficiently with the lowest overall carbon dioxide and criteria emissions.

"As SmartWay celebrates its tenth anniversary, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for the significant strides they have made toward a sustainable transportation future,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “By saving fuel and keeping carbon dioxide and harmful pollutants out of the air, recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Award demonstrate that fighting climate change and protecting human health is good for business.”

This year, SmartWay Program, a public-private partnership between EPA and transportation-related companies, celebrates 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. 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 $16.8 billion in fuel costs and 120.7 million barrels of oil— the equivalent of taking over 10 million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay’s clean air achievements have protected the well-being of citizens by avoiding emissions of 51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter.

Building on the important work of the SmartWay Program, EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) worked with the trucking industry to create the first-ever greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards for heavy duty vehicles—model year 2014 to 2018. Over the lifetime of these vehicles, they’ll save 530 million barrels of oil and over 270 million metric tons of carbon emissions—not to mention $50 billion dollars in fuel savings. As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA and DOT plan to extend the heavy duty national program beyond model year 2018, to further reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, last week, EPA recognized SmartWay shippers and logistics companies for moving freight while burning less fuel– by increasing the fuel efficiency of fleet vehicles, reducing idling, and maximizing the productivity of every haul, long or short.

The full list of 2014 SmartWay Excellence awardees, including shippers, logistics, top-truck and multi-modal carrier awards, can be may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm

For additional information on SmartWay, visit: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
The top truck and multi-modal carriers award recipients include:
2014 SmartWay Carrier Partner Awardees
Fleet Category
HQ State
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Multimodal
Arkansas
Arlo G. Lott Trucking Inc.
Flatbed
Idaho
Arlo G. Lott Trucking Inc.
Specialized
Idaho
Bella Transport Inc.
Expedited
Michigan
C.R. England, Inc.
Multimodal
Utah
Container Connection
Dray
California
Contrans Group Inc.
Heavy/Bulk
Ontario
Cowan Systems, LLC
TL/Dry Van
Maryland
CRST Van Expedited
Mixed
Iowa
D. P. Curtis Trucking, Inc.
Mixed
Utah
DHL Express USA
Package
Florida
Doug Andrus Distributing
Mixed
Idaho
Edwards Distribution Services, Inc.
LTL/Dry Van
Pennsylvania
FedEx Express
Package
Tennessee
Frito-Lay
LTL/Dry Van
Texas
Gordon Trucking, Inc.
TL/Dry Van
Washington
H-E-B
Mixed
Texas
Hub Group
Multimodal
Illinois
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Multimodal
Arkansas
K&B Transportation, Inc.
Refrigerated
Nebraska
Kaiser Permanente
LTL/Dry Van
California
Knight Transportation, Inc.
TL/Dry Van
Arizona
Logistics Trans West Inc.
Refrigerated
Quebec
Lone Star Transportation, LLC
Mixed
Texas
LTI, Inc.
Tanker
Washington
May Trucking Company
Mixed
Oregon
McElroy Truck Lines, Inc.
Flatbed
Alabama
Mesilla Valley Transportation
TL/Dry Van
New Mexico
MN Express Inc.
Expedited
Michigan
Modern Transportation Services, LLC
Specialized
Pennsylvania
Nonstop Couriers, Inc.
Package
Pennsylvania
PAM Transport, Inc.
TL/Dry Van
Arkansas
Prime, Inc.
Tanker
Missouri
Roehl Transport, Inc.
TL/Dry Van
Wisconsin
RPM Harbor Services, Inc.
Dray
California
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.
Mixed
Iowa
Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, Inc.
Moving
Michigan
Sunbury Transport Ltd.
Heavy/Bulk
New Brunswick
TD Walker Inc.
Heavy/Bulk
Indiana
Thorsons Marketing Associates Canada Inc.
Auto Carrier
Ontario
Titanium Trucking Services Inc.
TL/Dry Van
Ontario
Transport TFI 15 S.E.C., Gregoire
TL/Dry Van
Quebec
TransX
Mixed
Manitoba
Vedder Transport Ltd.
Tanker
British Columbia
Werner Enterprises
Refrigerated
Nebraska
Werner Enterprises
TL/Dry Van
Nebraska