CFI, an international truckload carrier based in Joplin, Mo., has earned the SmartWay Partner logo signifying a distinctive level of environmental performance as part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. The award honors companies committed to cutting pollution.
In the two years since CFI’s induction into the SmartWay Transport Partnership, CFI has improved its SmartWay Shipper Index Factor (SIF) score to a 1.25, the highest level recognized by the EPA. Only 75 out of nearly 500 participating partners have achieved this honor. The SIF score is a function of fuel efficiency, CO2, NOx and PM emissions.
In addition to their initial efforts, CFI:
The EPA created the SmartWay Transport Partnership in 2003 to demonstrate that participants can save money on fuel and operating costs, while at the same time helping the environment. The participating companies are on pace to save more than $1.2 billion in fuel costs and remove more than 4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the air by the end of the year.
By 2012, the partnership will cut carbon dioxide emissions between 33 and 66 million metric tons per year and nitrogen oxide emissions by 200,000 tons per year. This is equivalent to removing up to 12 million cars from the road, or the equivalent of saving up to 150 million barrels of oil.
CFI also recently announced its monthly driver award recipients for February 2007:
As the February 2007 winners, each driver and team is nominated for the 2006 yearend award in their respective category. All full-time over-the-road drivers who have been certified as a driver at CFI for one year are eligible for the awards. In addition, drivers must have: