SURREY, B.C. – Long-haul trucking firm Coastal Pacific Xpress says it has been accepted into the U.S. SmartWay Transport Partnership program as a result of its continuous efforts to increase the energy efficiency of its fleet.
SmartWay is a collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the North American freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions.
CPx will contribute to the Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of its freight operations.
CPx is one of the first Western Canadian trucking companies to qualify for inclusion in this program.
So far, the B.C. carrier has initiated such fuel-saving measures as: truck-speed reduction; installation of auxiliary climate-control devices to avoid all-night truck idling; specifications to allow for heavier payloads; and changes in routing and more efficient load planning.
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