Koch Logistics, a third party logistics provider (3PL), was recently named SmartWay Transport partner which enables the company to implement environmental practices established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
"This demonstrates a commitment to a cleaner environment and more secure energy supply," said Margo T. Oge, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA.
Koch Logistics follows best practices to guide selection of carriers for their transportation network that also seek to improve their environmental impact. Koch's parent company, Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc. recently won the 2008 SmartWay Excellence Award.
SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between the EPA and the transportation industry. The program's goals are to lower carbon dioxide emissions by 33 million to 66 million tons annually by 2012, and nitrogen oxide by up to 200,000 tons annually. The initiative will save up to 150 million barrels of oil annually -- the equivalent of removing 12 million cars from the road each year.