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EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Carriers for Superior Supply Chain Efficiency

Contact Information: 
Christie St. Clair (stclair.christie@epa.gov)

WASHINGTON - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring 40 truck carriers and, for the first time ever, a barge carrier, as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards today. Awardees are environmentally responsible carriers that move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Today's awardees demonstrate how businesses in their industries can save on fuel costs, shrink their carbon footprints and contribute to healthier air.

"EPA recognizes its top SmartWay carrier partners as they lead the way for their peers in this crucial sector of our economy," said EPA's Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. "We all depend on an efficient and sustainable freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that they can get the job done while saving fuel and reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants."

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 the emissions that contribute to climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 60 million metric tons of the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, while saving more than 140 million barrels of oil and more than $20 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog.

The 2015 SmartWay Freight Carrier Excellence Award recipients are:

Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc., Idaho
Cheyenne Express Inc., Michigan
Container Connection, California
Contrans Group Inc., Ontario
Con-way Truckload, Missouri
Covenant Transport, Tennessee
C.R. England, Inc., Utah
Dedicated Transport LLC, Ohio
DHL Express USA, Florida
Doug Andrus Distributing, Idaho
D&D Transportation Services Inc., Idaho
D. P. Curtis Trucking, Inc., Utah
Edwards Distribution Services, Inc., Pennsylvania
Frito-Lay, Texas
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa, Iowa
Heritage Transport, LLC, Indiana
Hill's Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc., Kansas
Ingram Barge Company, Tennessee
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Arkansas
J & M Tank Lines, Inc., Alabama
Knight Transportation, Inc., Arizona
LTI, Inc., Washington
Maverick Transportation LLC, Arkansas
May Trucking Company, Oregon
MCL McGill Carriers Ltd., British Columbia
Modern Transportation Services, LLC, Pennsylvania
NEP Supershooters, Pennsylvania
New World Van Lines, Illinois
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., North Carolina
Prime, Inc., Missouri
Roehl Transport, Inc., Wisconsin
RPM Harbor Services, Inc., California
RSP Express Inc., Michigan
Schneider, Wisconsin
Swift Transportation Co., Arizona
Toyota Transport-Toyota Logistics Services, Inc., California
Transport TFI 15, S.E.C., Gregoire, Quebec City
UPS Small Package, Georgia
Werner Enterprises, Nebraska
Western Express, Inc., Tennessee

Today's SmartWay Freight Carrier Excellence Award recipients were honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa. SmartWay also recognized shippers and logistics company award recipients on Oct. 13, 2015 at the U.S. EPA Heavy Duty Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich.

For more information on the SmartWay Awards: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm

More information on SmartWay: www3.epa.gov/smartway/