Trucking companies honored for being cleaner & greener

Forty fleets and a barge company were recently recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for moving more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. The companies were honored for their efforts in the EPA’s SmartWay Excellence awards program.

Honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pa. this week and on Oct. 13 at the U.S. EPA Heavy Duty Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich. were:

Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. (Photo courtesy U.S. EPA)

Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc., Idaho
Cheyenne Express Inc., Michigan
Container Connection, California
Contrans Group Inc., Ontario
Con-way Truckload, Missouri
Covenant Transport, Tennessee
C.R. England, Inc., Utah
Dedicated Transport LLC, Ohio
DHL Express USA, Florida
Doug Andrus Distributing, Idaho
D&D Transportation Services Inc., Idaho
D. P. Curtis Trucking, Inc., Utah
Edwards Distribution Services, Inc., Pennsylvania
Frito-Lay, Texas
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa, Iowa
Heritage Transport, LLC, Indiana
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Sales, Inc., Kansas
Ingram Barge Company, Tennessee
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Arkansas
J & M Tank Lines, Inc., Alabama
Knight Transportation, Inc., Arizona
LTI, Inc., Washington
Maverick Transportation LLC, Arkansas
May Trucking Company, Oregon
MCL McGill Carriers Ltd., British Columbia
Modern Transportation Services, LLC, Pennsylvania
NEP Supershooters, Pennsylvania
New World Van Lines, Illinois
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., North Carolina
Prime, Inc., Missouri
Roehl Transport, Inc., Wisconsin
RPM Harbor Services, Inc., California
RSP Express Inc., Michigan
Schneider, Wisconsin
Swift Transportation Co., Arizona
Toyota Transport-Toyota Logistics Services, Inc., California
Transport TFI 15, S.E.C., Gregoire, Quebec City
UPS Small Package, Georgia
Werner Enterprises, Nebraska
Western Express, Inc., Tennessee

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 60 million metric tons of the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, while saving more than 140 million barrels of oil and more than $20 billion in fuel costs, according to the EPA.