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EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Carriers for Superior Supply Chain Efficiency

Release Date: 10/19/2015
Contact Information: Christie St. Clair, 202-564-2880, stclair.christie@epa.gov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring 40 truck carriers and, for the first time ever, a barge carrier, as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay® Excellence Awards today. Awardees are environmentally responsible carriers that move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Today’s awardees demonstrate how businesses in their industries can save on fuel costs, shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air.

"EPA recognizes its top SmartWay carrier partners as they lead the way for their peers in this crucial sector of our economy,” said EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. “We all depend on an efficient and sustainable freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that they can get the job done while saving fuel and reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants.”

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible to protect public health and reduce the emissions that contribute to 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 avoided emitting more than 60 million metric tons of the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, while saving more than 140 million barrels of oil and more than $20 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog.

The 2015 SmartWay Freight Carrier Excellence Award recipients are:

        Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc., Idaho
        Cheyenne Express Inc., Michigan
        Container Connection, California
        Contrans Group Inc., Ontario
        Con-way Truckload, Missouri
        Covenant Transport, Tennessee
        C.R. England, Inc., Utah
        Dedicated Transport LLC, Ohio
        DHL Express USA, Florida
        Doug Andrus Distributing, Idaho
        D&D Transportation Services Inc., Idaho
        D. P. Curtis Trucking, Inc., Utah
        Edwards Distribution Services, Inc., Pennsylvania
        Frito-Lay, Texas
        Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa, Iowa
        Heritage Transport, LLC, Indiana
        Hill's Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc., Kansas
        Ingram Barge Company, Tennessee
        J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Arkansas
        J & M Tank Lines, Inc., Alabama
        Knight Transportation, Inc., Arizona
        LTI, Inc., Washington
        Maverick Transportation LLC, Arkansas
        May Trucking Company, Oregon
        MCL McGill Carriers Ltd., British Columbia
        Modern Transportation Services, LLC, Pennsylvania
        NEP Supershooters, Pennsylvania
        New World Van Lines, Illinois
        Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., North Carolina
        Prime, Inc., Missouri
        Roehl Transport, Inc., Wisconsin
        RPM Harbor Services, Inc., California
        RSP Express Inc., Michigan
        Schneider, Wisconsin
        Swift Transportation Co., Arizona
        Toyota Transport-Toyota Logistics Services, Inc., California
        Transport TFI 15, S.E.C., Gregoire, Quebec City
        UPS Small Package, Georgia
        Werner Enterprises, Nebraska
        Western Express, Inc., Tennessee
Today’s SmartWay Freight Carrier Excellence Award recipients were honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa. SmartWay also recognized shippers and logistics company award recipients on Oct. 13, 2015 at the U.S. EPA Heavy Duty Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich.

For more information on the SmartWay Awards: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm

More information on SmartWay: www3.epa.gov/smartway/