DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) today announced that its Executive Director, James Jack, has been named as a recipient of one of the inaugural United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Champion Awards.
This honor recognizes CRT's work in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to facilitate government/industry collaboration between EPA, freight shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders, to voluntarily reduce environmental impacts from freight transport.
Specifically, CRT and EDF, as a part of their national Clean Trucks Initiative, have worked with EPA to develop a national port drayage truck program within SmartWay aimed at reducing harmful air emissions from the trucks that service our nation's ports. EPA also recognized EDF Health Scientist Dr. Elena Craft and Mark MacLeod, the Director of Special Projects for EDF's National Climate Campaign, as fellow SmartWay Champions.
SmartWay is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain industry.
The SmartWay Champion Award recognizes individuals and teams that have made a strong and lasting contribution to reducing the economic, environmental and energy footprint of goods movement and marks the first time the agency has honored individuals as SmartWay Champions.
Since its inception in 2007, CRT has grown to include the nation's leading retailers, trucking companies and ocean carriers who represent the largest and most progressive customers and service providers at America's ports. Through the CRT Clean Truck Initiative, the private sector members of CRT are working in partnership with ports across the country to establish industry-supported clean air programs that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.
SOURCE Coalition for Responsible Transportation