TEMPE, Ariz.—Third-party logistics provider Mach 1 Global Services Inc. has joined the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport partnership program.
SmartWay partners are global transportation carriers and shippers that have committed to work with the EPA to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save fuel and protect public health. Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport program currently has more than 450 partners.
By 2012, the partnership aims to reduce as much as 18 million metric tons of carbon equivalent and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxides annually. These reductions will create fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually, according to the EPA.
Mach 1 Global Services used the EPA’s Freight Logistics Environmental and Energy Tracking (FLEET) performance model to develop baseline environmental performance data for its fleet, determine current efficiency and quantify environmental and cost-saving benefits. The 3PL also intends to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles and aircraft; deploy new technologies for air and ground fleets; conserve energy in its facilities; implement operational strategies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce miles driven; and take advantage of its network and intermodal capabilities.
“Through our own initiatives, we reduced our consumption of diesel fuel by 35,000 gallons over the past year,” says Jamie Entzminger, president of Mach 1 Global Services. “We view the SmartWay Transport partnership as an excellent program for environmental stewardship, while realizing economic benefits in the long term. It just makes good business sense. We anticipate saving as much as 30% annually over the next three years by implementing new strategic measures to improve our efficiencies.”