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EPA’s SmartWay Honors Top Performers in the Freight Industry for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency

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WASHINGTON (October 23, 2017) —  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the 2017 winners of the coveted SmartWay® Excellence Award for freight carriers, logistics companies and shippers in the retail and manufacturing sectors. The award ceremony was held at the 2017 American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. The Award honors the top 1 to 2 percent of SmartWay partners that reduce their operational costs through gains in freight efficiency, mitigating their transportation environmental footprints by using less energy and cleaner technologies to move goods across America.

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 by reducing harmful air emissions. 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 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. 

 The 2017 SmartWay Excellence Awardees for retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies are:
  • Alliance Shippers, Inc.
  • Knichel Logistics
  • Union Pacific Distribution Services
  • Gap, Inc.
  • HP, Inc. 
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kohl's Department Stores
  • Ledvance, LLC
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • McDonald's
  • Meijer Distribution, Inc.
  • The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
  • Whirlpool Corporation

The 2017 SmartWay Freight Carrier and Multimodal Excellence Award recipients are:

  • Bison Transport, Inc. 
  • Brian Kurtz Trucking, Ltd.
  • Carter Express, Inc.
  • Celadon Group, Inc. 
  • Cliff Viessman, Inc.
  • Contract Freighters, Inc. d/b/a CFI
  • Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams)
  • C.R. England, Inc. 
  • CRST Expedited, Inc.
  • Customer Service Quality Transportation
  • Dedicated Transport, LLC
  • DHL
  • Diversified Automotive, Inc.
  • Doug Andrus Distributing, LLC
  • Duncan and Son Lines, Inc. 
  • Eagle Transport Corporation
  • General Logistics, Inc.
  • Halvor Lines, Inc. 
  • Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa 
  • Hirschbach Motor Lines
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. 
  • Karr Transportation, Inc. 
  • Knight Transportation, Inc. 
  • Logistics Trans West, Inc. 
  • Lone Star Transportation, LLC
  • May Trucking Company
  • McElroy Truck Lines, Inc. 
  • Mesa Systems, Inc. 
  • Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Mustang Express LTD
  • Navajo Express, Inc. 
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. 
  • Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc. 
  • Pacific Cascade Trucking, LLC 
  • Penske Logistics, LLC
  • Pitt Ohio 
  • Rocha Transportation
  • Royal Trucking Company
  • RSP Express, Inc. 
  • Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) 
  • Schneider
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc. 
  • Swift Transportation Co. 
  • USXL Worldwide
  • Walmart Transportation, LLC
  • Werner Enterprises
  • White Arrow, LLC

Freight carrier award winners are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies.  Shipper and logistic company award winners demonstrate a commitment to environmental leadership by achieving lower emissions and through effective collaboration; advanced technology and operational practices; robust SmartWay data validation and reporting; effective communication and public outreach; and implementation of sustainability practices in local communities.

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