WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several Canadian carriers were among the winners of the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards.
A total of 55 companies were recognized for their fuel-saving programs, including carriers, shippers and logistics companies. Canadian carriers to win included: F1 Freight Systems and Polaris Transport Carriers (both in the LTL/Dry Van, Medium/Small category); and Brian Kurtz Trucking and Formule Transit Inc. (n the Mixed Fleet, Medium/Small category). Thorsons Marketing Associates took home an award in the Auto category Medium/Small).
“This year’s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients show that reducing carbon pollution is good for business and good for the environment,” said Gina McCarthy, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency. “They’re showing how SmartWay business leaders can outcompete the rest of the world while reducing costs and improving the fuel and freight efficiency of their transportation operations.”
The awards program recognizes the top truck, intermodal and rail carriers that set efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies. The EPA says its SmartWay partners have saved 65 million barrels of oil since the program’s inception in 2004, which is equal to removing five million cars off the road for an entire year.