Penske Logistics is now certified for its transportation management approaches as a logistics provider and has earned the EPA programs highest rating of 1.25.
"As a lead logistics provider and manager of other third-party carriers on behalf of our customers, the majority of the carriers we use are in the SmartWay program," said Vince Hartnett, President, Penske Logistics. "Our preference is to use SmartWay carriers as our first choice when possible and to encourage all the carriers doing business with us to join the program."
Penske Logistics efforts will contribute to SmartWay's goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of freight operations.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, and logistics companies to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The Partnership currently has nearly 1,900 Partners.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway