10/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2019 09:24
Leading Shippers, Carriers and Logistics Firms in EPA Region 3 Earn EPA Distinction for Efficiency
PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2019) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored top-performers in the freight industry with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. Awardees are shippers, carriers and logistics providers that excel at saving fuel and shrinking their emissions footprints.
'Over the past 15 years, the U.S. EPA's SmartWay Transportation Partnership has provided the tools and information for thousands of companies to create leaner, more efficient supply chains,' said EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Sarah Dunham. 'This year, EPA is recognizing 72 companies with SmartWay Excellence Awards for outstanding environmental achievements and leadership in goods movement. These truck carriers, shippers, and third-party logistics providers are leading the industry and showing that it is possible to move more goods while using less fuel, reducing pollution and cutting costs.'
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic) is proud to highlight this achievement for the following partners:
Penske Logistics of Reading, Pennsylvania
Penske is a SmartWay Truck Carrier Partner. As a SmartWay Carrier Partners, Penske measures, benchmarks, and tracks their efforts to increase efficiency and fuel economy. Penske won the award in 2018 as well.
Armada Supply Chain Solutions of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Armada is a SmartWay Logistics Company Partner. As a SmartWay Carrier Partner, Armada assesses their carrier base's environmental footprint, provides their clients the critical performance data needed and builds a stronger, higher-performing roster of carriers who focus on reduced fuel use and increased efficiency.
'Recognizing these Mid-Atlantic Region companies as SmartWay Excellence awardees sets the bar for best practices for top performing, environmentally responsible supply and logistics companies,' said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. 'Their demonstrated commitment to environmental responsibility and stewardship is commendable and makes a significant impact to help protect clean and healthy air.'
SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 279 million barrels of oil and $37.5 billion in fuel costs - equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 18 million homes.
This year's award recipients are a diverse group ranging from many first-time awardees along with companies that keep improving year over year. Each year's competition is based solely on the prior year's environmental performance data.
For more information on the SmartWay Awards: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees