SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based global transportation provider, has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a SmartWay® Excellence Award winner.
C.R. England was 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.
"We are especially pleased to receive this distinction," said Corey England, Executive Vice President, C.R. England. "Sustainable transportation solutions are something we work very diligently to provide. In the past year, we have seen a four percent improvement in our fleet fuel efficiency. These results have come through judiciously sourcing the most fuel efficient equipment and the earnest efforts of our professional drivers. We know that our efforts are making a substantial impact on the environment, and we are getting a significant financial benefit as well."
C.R. England was one of 40 companies, representing less than one percent of the Partnerships' nearly 3000 Partners, to receive this distinction. The awards for truck and multimodal carrier Partners were announced at the American Trucking Association's Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shipper and logistic company Partners were recognized at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in Atlanta, Georgia.
"EPA is pleased to recognize these SmartWay® Partners with a 2012 Excellence Award. I commend C.R. England for its leadership in moving goods efficiently and reducing the environmental impact of freight through the second generation SmartWay® Transport Partnership," said Chris Grundler, Acting Director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. "Their commitment is helping lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future.
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 transportation companies and the world's largest temperature-controlled carrier. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. For more information, visit www.crengland.com.
EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. Today the Partnership consists of nearly 3,000 Partners, representing a cross section of the freight supply chain industry. As of today, SmartWay® Partners have saved 55 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking over 3 million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay's clean air achievements (23.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 478,000 tons nitrogen oxides, and 22,000 tons of particulate matter reduced so far) help protect the health and well-being of citizens while contributing to our nation's economic and energy security.
More information on SmartWay® in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/partner-resources/awards.htm
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