SAN DIEGO, Calif. – This morning, at the annual America Trucking Associations annual management conference and exhibition, carrier partners were recognized for receiving EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards.
“For a decade, ATA has been a vocal supporter of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, and for a decade our members have been working to reduce carbon emissions and save fuel using the proven techniques endorsed by SmartWay,” said ATA president and CEO Bill Graves.
In total, EPA honoured 58 fleets for their commitment with the SmartWay program by setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move their freight with the lowest overall carbon dioxide and criteria emissions.
“Gone are the days of smoke-belching rigs going down the road,” said incoming ATA Chairman Duane Long, chairman of Logistics, Raleigh, N.C. “Today’s trucking industry is committed to sustainability like never before and SmartWay is a demonstration not just of that commitment, but a model for industry-government partnerships.”
EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy added: “As SmartWay celebrates its tenth anniversary, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for the significant strides they have made towards a sustainable transportation future. 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.”
The Canadian fleets that were recognized are as follows:
Thorsons Marketing Associates – Ontario
Contrans Group – Ontario
Sunbury Transport – New Brunswick
TransX – Manitoba
Logistics Trans West Inc. – Quebec
Vedder Transport – British Columbia
Titanium Trucking Services – Ontario
Transport TFI15 S.E.C. Gregoire – Quebec
To view the full list of recognized fleets, click here.
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