Environmental performers honored at MC&E

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Trucking’s top environmental performers were honored at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition, where U.S. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson presented the 2006 SmartWay Awards before a packed house.

SmartWay is an ATA-EPA Partnership designed to improve the environment while boosting the bottom lines of trucking companies. SmartWay helps identify and popularize practical, money-saving techniques to increase fuel efficiency, reduce idling and slash emissions.

“The trucking industry is strongly committed to transporting freight in an environmentally sound and efficient manner,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “The companies recognized today are national leaders in the continuous effort to improve the environmental performance of this vital industry.”

SmartWay awards were presented to:

  • APL Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla.;
  • Bison Transport, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Contract Freighters, Joplin, Mo.;
  • Epes Logistics, Greensboro, N.C.;
  • H-E-B, San Antonio;
  • Ikea Distribution Services, North America;
  • Interface, Atlanta;
  • Meridian IQ, Overland Park, Kan.;
  • Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, Springfield, Ore.;
  • Cascade Sierra Solutions, Brownsville, Ore.;
  • Langford, St. Cloud, Minn.;
  • The Minnesota Trucking Association, Roseville, Minn.;
  • National Freight, Vineland, N.J.;
  • New Century Transportation, Westampton, N.J.;
  • New Jersey Motor Truck Association, East Brunswick, N.J.;
  • O&S Trucking, Springfield, Mo.;
  • Owens Corning, Toledo, Ohio;
  • Quad Graphics, Sussex, Wis.;
  • Roehl Transport, Marshfield, Wis.;
  • Schneider National, Green Bay, Wis.;
  • Sharp Electronics, Mahwah, N.J.;
  • Smithfield Transportation, Smithfield, Va.;
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark.; and
  • YRC Worldwide, Overland Park.