Idaho, Oregon, Washington trucking companies earn EPA national award for pollution reduction, transport efficiency
Award Recipients Are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
SEATTLE (October 27, 2021) - At a national ceremony held today, five Pacific Northwest trucking companies earned a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of their leadership in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
As EPA SmartWay Partners, the five companies - A&M Transport, LLC and May Trucking Company of Oregon, Doug Andrus Distributing LLC of Idaho, and LTI, Inc. and System Transport, Inc. of Washington - are among the industry’s the most energy efficient carriers.
“For 17 years the SmartWay Transport Partnership has worked together with stakeholders in the freight industry to find innovative ways to reduce pollution from goods movement,” said Sarah Dunham, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “We commend the innovation, drive, and collaborative spirit of our partners whose efforts are helping to meet the challenge of climate change and to create a healthier environment for us all.”
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive business environment, while enabling partners to make freight decisions that have a positive impact on efficiency and the environment.
Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million tons NOX, and 112,000 tons PM, while saving $44.8 billion in fuel costs and 335 million barrels of oil -- equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 21 million homes.
For more information on SmartWay, please visit: www.epa.gov/smartway/
For more information about the SmartWay Excellence Awards, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees