EPA Recognizes Green Carriers and Shippers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized a number of trucking and logistics companies during an award ceremony at the American Trucking Association’s annual conference in Grapevine, Texas. Under the SmartWay Transport Partnership, EPA joins with members of the freight industry to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The companies recognized by EPA have been selected as national leaders in improving their environmental performance as part of the SmartWay program. SmartWay helps carriers and shippers improve their business and the environment by helping them access fuel- and emissions-saving technologies, such as engine idle reduction technology, low rolling resistance tires, improved aerodynamics and exhaust after-treatment devices, which can reduce fuel consumption by 10 to 15%, and help reduce pollution from carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter emissions. SmartWay provides companies with technical assistance, tools for evaluating opportunities, and help locating financing to purchase these technologies. More than 450 companies have joined the SmartWay partnership.

The SmartWay Excellence Awardees are (categorized by sector and size):

Large, For-Hire Carriers

  • Contract Freighters, Inc. of Joplin, Missouri
  • Roehl Transport, Inc. of Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Schneider National, Inc. of Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • YRC Worldwide, Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas

Small-to-Mid-Size, For-Hire Carriers

  • Bison Transport, Inc. of Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Langford Trucking, Inc. of St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • National Freight, Inc. of Vineland, New Jersey
  • New Century Transportation, Inc. of Westhampton, New Jersey
  • O & S Trucking, Inc. of Springfield, Missouri

Private Fleets

  • H-E-B of San Antonio, Texas
  • Smithfield Transportation Co., Inc. of Smithfield, Virginia
  • Quad Graphics, Inc. of Sussex, Wisconsin
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, Arkansas


  • IKEA Distribution Services, North America of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Interface, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Joint award with Meridian IQ)
  • Owens Corning of Toledo, Ohio
  • Sharp Electronics Corp. of Mahwah, New Jersey

Logistics Companies

  • APL Logistics of Jacksonville, Florida
  • Epes Logistics Services, Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Meridian IQ of Overland Park, Kansas (Joint award with Interface, Inc.)


  • Minnesota Trucking Association of Roseville, Minnesota
  • New Jersey Motor Carrier Association of East Brunswick, NJ
  • Lane Regional Air Protection Agency and Cascade Sierra Solutions (Joint awardees) of
  • Springfield, Oregon and Brownville, Oregon
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