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EPA SmartWay Program honors 55 transport companies for efficiency

55 businesses in the American freight industry are being honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with SmartWay Excellence Awards for accomplishments in supply chain efficiency that have resulted in a significant reduction of pollution.

This annual award recognizes truck, intermodal, and rail carriers, as well as logistics and shipping partners who are leading efforts to reduce harmful emissions as they transport products and materials throughout the country. Since the program’s launch in 2004, participants have conserved 65 million barrels of oil, contributed heavily to clean air initiatives, and promoted more efficient and competitive business practices.

"This year’s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients show that reducing carbon pollution is good for business and good for the environment,” explained Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “They’re showing how SmartWay business leaders can outcompete the rest of the world while reducing costs and improving the fuel and freight efficiency of their transportation operations.”

Promote environmental health, occupational safety, and financial growth by investing in energy efficient equipment and practices, educating employees, and providing appropriate safety supplies.