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October 7, 2019 6:30 PM, EDT

EPA Honors 30 ATA Members for SmartWay Excellence

Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air QualityCheryl Bynum, EPA's National Program Manager, congratulates SmartWay award recipients at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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SAN DIEGO — Thirty American Trucking Associations members received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Excellence Award at the federation’s Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 7.

“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 Sarah Dunham, EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, in a press release. “These truck carriers, shippers and third-party logistics providers are leading the industry and showing that it is possible to move more goods using less fuel, resulting in fewer emissions and air pollutants while also reducing costs and conserving energy.”

ATA members honored with SmartWay Excellence Awards are:

  •  ABF Freight System Inc.
  •  C.R. England Inc.
  •  Combined Transport Inc.
  •  Contract Transportation Systems Co.
  •  CRST Dedicated Services Inc.
  •  CRST Expedited Inc.
  •  Doug Andrus Distributing
  •  Duncan and Son Lines Inc.
  •  Fortune Transportation
  •  Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products
  •  Hirschbach Motor Lines
  •  Hub Group
  •  J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  •  McFarland Truck Lines Inc.
  •  Meijer
  •  Meijer Logistics
  •  Mesilla Valley Transportation
  •  Michelin North America Inc.
  •  Nussbaum Transportation Services Inc.
  •  Nu-Way Transportation Services Inc.
  •  Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
  •  OutWest Express
  •  Roehl Transport Inc.
  •  Ruan Transportation Management Systems Inc.
  •  Southeast Transportation Systems Inc.
  •  Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona
  •  Trinity Logistics Group Inc.
  •  Walmart Transportation
  •  Werner Enterprises
  •  Woody Bogler Trucking Co.

“EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a perfect example of the business community and government working together to address a significant challenge,” ATA President Chris Spear said. “ATA is proud that so many of our members not only participate in this program, but that so many of them are honored for that participation 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 to protect public health and reduce emissions. Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility and freight efficiency through SmartWay provides for a more sustainable and competitive business environment.

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 119 million metric tons of air pollution. They also have saved 249 million barrels of oil and $33.4 billion in fuel costs — equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in more than 16 million homes. SmartWay partners also help protect clean and healthy air by significantly reducing pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

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