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Leading Shippers, Carriers and Logistics Firms in Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin Earn EPA Distinction for Efficiency

10/08/2019
Contact Information: 
Joshua Singer (singer.joshua@epa.gov)
312-353-5069

CHICAGO (October 8, 2019) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored top-performers in the freight industry with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. Awardees are shippers, carriers and logistics providers that excel at saving fuel and shrinking their emissions footprints.

“Over the past 15 years, the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership has provided the tools and information for thousands of companies to create leaner, more efficient supply chains,” said EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Sarah Dunham. “This year, EPA is recognizing 72 companies with SmartWay Excellence Awards for outstanding environmental achievements and leadership in goods movement.  These truck carriers, shippers, and third-party logistics providers are leading the industry and showing that it is possible to move more goods while using less fuel, reducing pollution and cutting costs.”

EPA Region 5 is proud to highlight this achievement for the following:

  • Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams), Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dillon Logistics, Inc., Burr Ridge, Illinois
  • Fortune Transportation, Windom, Minnesota
  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Halvor Lines, Inc., Superior, Wisconsin
  • Hub Group, Oak Brook, Illinois
  • KBX Logistics, LLC, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • King Solutions, Inc., Dayton, Minnesota
  • Kohl's Department Stores, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • McDonald's, Chicago, Illinois
  • McFarland Truck Lines, Inc., Austin, Minnesota
  • Meijer, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Meijer Logistics LLC, Lansing, Michigan
  • Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc., Hudson               , Illinois
  • Nu-Way Transportation Services, Inc., Bloomington, Illinois
  • Palmer Moving Services, Warren, Michigan
  • Quick-Way, Inc., Ludington, Michigan
  • Roehl Transport, Inc., Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Schneider, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc., Waterloo, Wisconsin
  • SSBB Inc DBA Delta Distribution, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • TransWay, Inc., Holland, Michigan
  • Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, Michigan

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 and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 279 million barrels of oil and $37.5 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 18 million homes.

This year’s award recipients are a diverse group ranging from many first-time awardees along with companies that keep improving year over year. Each year’s competition is based solely on the prior year’s environmental performance data. 

For more information on the SmartWay Awards: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees