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Two Arkansas Companies Among Honorees for EPA’s SmartWay Freight Carriers Program

10/29/2018
Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant (R6Press@epa.gov)
214 665-2200

DALLAS – (Oct. 29, 2018) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is honoring two Arkansas freight carrier companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its annual SmartWay Excellence Awards. JB Hunt, headquartered in Lowell, and ABF Freight, headquartered in Fort Smith, are among 40 companies nationwide being honored at the 2018 American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.

Awardees represent the top performing environmentally responsible SmartWay carriers that move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Today’s awardees demonstrate how businesses in this crucial economic sector can save on fuel costs, shrink their emissions footprints and contribute to healthier air in the communities they serve.

“Today, EPA is honoring top-performing SmartWay Carrier Partners with this year’s 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award for their leadership in moving more goods with less fuel,” said EPA Office of Air and Radiation Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum. “These companies inspire others in the freight sector to invest in innovative technologies and business practices that save fuel, cut costs and protect the environment.”

The 2018 SmartWay Freight Carrier Excellence Award recipients are:

ABF Freight System, Inc.

Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc

C.A.T. Inc.

C.R. England, Inc.

Cliff Viessman, Inc.

Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams)

CRST Dedicated Services, Inc.

CRST Expedited, Inc.

Doug Andrus Distributing LLC

Duncan and Son Lines, Inc.

Eagle Transport Corporation

Grammer Industries, Inc.

Halvor Lines, Inc.

Hirschbach Motor Lines

Hub Group

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

K & S Carriers, LLC

Knight Transportation, Inc.

Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc.

Meijer Logistics LLC

Navajo Express, Inc.

New World Van Lines

NFI Industries

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

Owens & Minor Distributing, Inc.

Palmer Moving and Storage

Penske Logistics, LLC

Raven Transport

Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC

Schilli Corporation

Schneider

Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc.

Southeast Transportation Systems, Inc.

Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC

Thompson Emergency Freight Systems

Truline Corporation

UPS Small Package

Werner Enterprises

White Arrow LLC

Woody Bogler Trucking Company

SmartWay shippers and logistics company award recipients were recognized on October 1st in Nashville Tennessee, at the 2018 Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals conference.

Background

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. Demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility and freight efficiency through SmartWay provides for a more sustainable and competitive business environment.

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 103 million metric tons of harmful air pollution, while saving more than 215 million barrels of oil and $29.7 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 14 million homes. SmartWay partners also help protect clean and healthy air by significantly reducing pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.

For more information about SmartWay Excellence Awards, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees

For more information about SmartWay, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway

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