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October 29, 2018 12:45 PM, EDT

EPA Honors 21 ATA Members With SmartWay Excellence Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — Twenty-one American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award.

The agency announced the winners here Oct. 29 during ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition.

The recipients are:

  • ABF Freight System Inc.
  • C.R. England Inc.
  • Contract Transportation Systems Co.
  • CRST Dedicated Services Inc.
  • CRST Expedited Inc.
  • Doug Andrus Distributing
  • Duncan and Son Lines Inc.
  • Grammer Industries Inc.
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Knight Transportation Inc.
  • Meijer Logistics
  • NFI Industries
  • Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
  • Penske Logistics
  • Saia Motor Freight Line
  • Southeast Transportation Systems Inc.
  • UPS Small Package
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Woody Bogler Trucking Co.

“Over the past 14 years, the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership has collaborated with thousands of businesses to create greener supply chain networks,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA’s assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation. “Each year, we honor the top 1-2% of these SmartWay Partners with an EPA SmartWay Excellence Award, to recognize leadership in moving goods efficiently while protecting the environment and public health.”

“EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a model for collaboration between the government and private sector to solve problems,” ATA President Chris Spear said. “We are proud that so many ATA members participate in this important program and are prouder still of the fleets honored here today with a SmartWay Excellence Award.”

EPA’s 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, ATA said in a statement. 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 103 million tons of air pollutants — nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and carbon dioxide — contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 215.4 million barrels of oil and $29.7 billion in fuel costs — equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of more than 14 million homes.