SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
"Through the Smartway partnership, we have realized our goal of placing a high priority on protecting the environment through decreasing fuel consumption, improving efficiency, and saving money," said Chad England, CEO of C.R. England. "SmartWay has been a valuable and important resource for us and C.R. England is honored to receive this award for the third time. We are honored to be recognized for our continuing efforts towards environmental performance and energy efficiency."
C.R. England was one of 39 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's nearly 3000 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 19, 2015.
"EPA is pleased to honor these SmartWay Partners with a 2015 Excellence Award," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality. "SmartWay carriers work diligently to bring our families the goods we need each day, while contributing to a healthier, more sustainable future for our children."
About C.R. England
Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest refrigerated transportation companies. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.com.
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 144.3 million barrels of oil and $20.6 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay's clean air achievements (61.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,070,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 43,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards
SOURCE C.R. England, Inc.