At TransCorr National Logistics we care about the air we breathe, so we have teamed up with the EPA’s SmartWay program to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the freight sector. SmartWay is a public and private collaboration between the USEPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money.
By 2012, SmartWay aims to reduce carbon emissions by 9 to 18 million metric tons.
“SmartWay is the Smart Way to Save Fuel, Money, and the Environment”.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership will achieve these reductions through advancing technologies and improving the management practices used in the freight industry. Technologies being used include new approaches to reducing or eliminating truck idling, like truck stop electrification and auxiliary power units. Other technological approaches to reduced emissions include improved aerodynamics, self-inflating and wide-base tires, synthetic lubricants, speed controls and others. Improved management practices include load matching and driver training. Companies which adopt these strategies are doing so because of their environmental stewardship, and because it is good for business.
Doing business the “SmartWay” is setting the benchmark for excellence, and rewarding companies for using sustainable technologies and practices that will become the industry standard.