15 Oct Summit Expedited Logistics supports emission-reduction efforts as SmartWay Transport Partner
Third-party logistics provider renews sustainability priority, EPA partnership for seventh year
CHICAGO (Oct. 15, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Summit Expedited Logistics’ 2018 emissions reporting, qualifying the transportation management leader for its seventh year as a SmartWay Transport Partner.
“At Summit we take creative approaches to find flexible transportation solutions,” said Truckload Brokerage Services Director, Ron Tessendorf. “It’s one of our defining characteristics, and a mentality we’re proud to apply—through this partnership with the EPA—to the health and wellbeing of our customers, teammates, communities and economy.”
Launched in 2004 with 50 partner organizations, SmartWay is a voluntary, public-private program that aims to reduce emissions while saving money spent on fuel and positively affecting the economy. SmartWay Transport Partner tools measure progress toward fewer emissions and cleaner air. Each year, program participants submit performance data to qualify for continued partnership.
Today, more than 3,700 organizations support the SmartWay program, including major transportation industry associations, environmental groups, state and local governments, international agencies, and the corporate community. So far, the program has cut $33.4 billion in fuel costs, saved 248.8 million barrels of oil and prevented 119 million tons of air pollutants.
In addition to its long-running collaboration with the EPA as a SmartWay Transport Partner, Summit’s recent sustainability efforts include a shift to electronic invoicing and billing, as well as the elimination of some single-use paper products.