The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently honored 44 truck and multi-modal carriers as industry leaders in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards.
These carrier partners are SmartWay's top environmental performers, setting benchmarks in how they move products and supplies, by transporting goods efficiently with the lowest overall carbon dioxide emissions.
"As SmartWay celebrates its 10th anniversary, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for the significant strides they have made toward a sustainable transportation future," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "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 SmartWay program, which is a public-private partnership between the EPA and transportation-related companies, empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible while protecting public health and reducing the impact of climate change.
Since 2004, SmartWay partners have saved $16.8 billion in fuel costs and 120.7 million barrels of oil — the equivalent of taking more than 10 million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay's clean air achievements have also protected the well-being of citizens by avoiding emissions of 51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 37,000 tons of particulate matter.
For more information or to view the full list of 2014 SmartWay Excellence awardees, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.