Friday, October 27, 2017

Major Road Haulage and Logistics Outfit Lauded for Cleaning Up Freight Transport Again

Company Wins Environmental Protection Agency Award for Eighth Year
Shipping News Feature
US – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Schneider, the North American road haulage and logistics group, with its SmartWay Excellence Award for the eighth time. Schneider has also been named to the first EPA SmartWay High Performers list. The SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes Schneider for outstanding leadership in freight supply chain energy and environmental performance.

The award is the EPA’s highest recognition for organisations that significantly reduce the environmental impacts of the freight sector and is reserved for the top 2% of SmartWay’s 3,000 members. Schneider has met or exceeded the EPA’s fuel reduction and environmental performance goals to earn the recognition. Steve Matheys, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Schneider, said:

“For nearly 40 years, Schneider has focused on fuel efficiency, freight consolidation and energy conservation. We invest so much into testing and implementing green technologies because an energy-efficient fleet makes sense for our customers, our business and the environment. Schneider’s practices stand as an example for shippers to make smart, informed decisions for their business and shareholders.”

This year, the EPA also debuted its SmartWay High Performers list, which recognizes transportation companies that are a step ahead in meeting the challenges of the sustainable goods movement. Schneider was recognized for its fuel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions and was also one of only nine multimodal operators named as a High Performer.

Fewer than 10% of all SmartWay carriers operate fleets efficient enough to make the SmartWay High Performer list. To achieve this, Schneider has spec’d dozens of fuel-efficient features, and even more are being tested in order to continually improve the environmentally friendly fleet.

Since the program began in 2004, Schneider and its fellow SmartWay partners have saved a total of 170.3 million barrels of oil and 24.9 billion dollars in fuel costs, while reducing carbon dioxide by 72.8 million metric tons, particulate matter by 59,000 tons and nitrogen oxide by 1,458,000 tons. This is the equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over six million homes.