DES MOINES, Iowa—Commercial carrier Ruan Transport Corp. has joined the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership is a collaborative effort between the EPA and the freight industry that seeks to increase energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Ruan will contribute to the initiative’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of its freight operations, according to the company.
“Applying for the SmartWay partnership was a significant undertaking, requiring months of data-gathering by a dedicated team,” explains Scott Allen, director of asset management at Ruan. “Those efforts paid off when Ruan was awarded the top score possible by the EPA, which is a real point of pride. Ruan’s many fuel conservation practices include superior aerodynamic truck design, auxiliary power units, driver training and speed management and fuel efficient tires, to name a few.”