"EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is a model of industry and government cooperation," ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said. "We hope that SmartWay will continue to be a tremendous example of how business and government can work together and how our industry can reduce fuel use and greenhouse emissions. I congratulate the industry leaders who EPA is honoring here today and especially those leaders who are part of our association."
The SmartWay Program began in 2004 and has since prevented 72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the environment, as well as saved partner companies approximately $24.9 billion in fuel costs.
"As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top carrier partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain," EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Christopher Grundler said. "We all depend on the freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that it is possible to compete in this space while placing an emphasis on environmental integrity, allowing for reduced fuel costs which increase revenue while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions."