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November 5, 2020 1:45 PM, EST

EPA Recognizes 75 Freight Industry Leaders for Environmental Performance

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored 75 carriers, logistics providers and freight shippers with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards for their leadership in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

The winners, announced Nov. 5 at a virtual award ceremony hosted by EPA, move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy.

EPA said the 2020 SmartWay Excellence recipients have demonstrated how businesses in this crucial economic sector continue to lead through challenging times, exhibiting superior freight performance by saving fuel, shrinking their emissions footprints and contributing to healthier air in the communities they serve.

“These companies are true leaders, investing in innovative technologies and business practices that save fuel, cut costs and protect the environment,” EPA said.

Anne Austin, principal deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at EPA

Austin

“With this year’s SmartWay awards, EPA is recognizing 75 of our 3,700 plus SmartWay partners for outstanding environmental leadership in goods movement,” said Anne Austin, principal deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at EPA.

EPA said that since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollution, while saving 280 million barrels of oil and $37.5 billion in fuel costs — equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in more than 18 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.

The winners:

  •  ABF Freight System Inc.
  •  Alan Ritchey Inc.
  •  Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc.
  •  Armada
  •  Bacardi USA Inc.
  •  Bison Transport Inc.
  •  Bold Transportation Inc.
  •  Bulk Transport Company East Inc.
  •  C.A.T. Inc.
  •  Canon USA Inc.
  •  Cheema Freightlines
  •  CRST Dedicated Services Inc.
  •  CRST Expedited Inc.
  • CT Transportation
  •  D.M. Bowman Inc.
  •  Doug Andrus Distributing
  •  Duncan and Son Lines Inc.
  •  Fortune Transportation
  •  Freymiller
  •  Gap Inc.
  •  Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products
  •  Halvor Lines Inc.
  •  Haul-Line Inc.
  •  Heartland Express Inc.
  •  HP Inc.
  •  Hub Group
  •  Inman Trucking Inc.
  •  J&R Schugel Trucking Inc.
  •  J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  •  JC Penney
  •  JED Express Ltd.
  •  Johnson & Johnson
  •  Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  •  King Solutions Inc.
  •  Kohl’s Department Stores
  •  Lindenmeyr Munroe
  •  Logistics Trans West Inc.-Logistiques Trans West Inc.
  •  Lone Star Transportation
  •  LTI Inc.
  •  McDonald’s
  •  Meijer Logistics
  •  Mesilla Valley Transportation
  •  Midland Transport Limited
  •  Mustang Express Ltd.
  •  Nordstrom Inc.
  •  Nussbaum Transportation Services Inc.
  •  Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
  •  OutWest Express
  •  Palmer Moving Services
  •  Paper Transport Inc.
  •  Penske Logistics
  •  Prime Inc.
  •  Professional Auto Transport Inc.
  •  Roehl Transport Inc.
  •  S&S Transport Inc.
  •  Schneider
  •  Sharco Express
  •  Sierra Mountain Express Inc.
  •  Simon Transport
  •  SSBB Inc. DBA Delta Distribution
  •  Starbucks Corp.
  •  Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona
  •  System Freight Inc.
  •  The Procter & Gamble Co.
  •  TransWay Inc.
  •  Tyson Foods Inc.
  •  Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.
  •  UPS Small Package
  •  Van Eerden Trucking Co.
  •  VTL Transport
  •  Werner Enterprises
  •  Whirlpool Corp.
  •  White Arrow
  •  Wilson Logistics Inc.
  •  Woody Bogler Trucking Co.

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