TIA joins EPA’s SmartWay

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The Transportation Intermediaries Association announced that it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program as part of its commitment to support TIA members in their efforts to help the transportation industry cope with high fuel prices and challenging environmental issues.

The SmartWay program is a partnership among government, business and consumers to protect the environment, reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality for future generations. TIA says that as its members are a major part of the $164 million third-party logistics industry, they are perfectly positioned to assist with this mission by suggesting transportation alternatives and methods, and working with their carriers and customers to achieve the desired results.

“I’m really pleased to be able to partner with EPA’s SmartWay program and know that our members will be very aggressive in implementing the program’s recommendations,” says Robert Voltmann, TIA’s president and chief executive officer.

As part of its commitment to SmartWay, TIA says it will share information about various techniques and applications through its weekly and monthly publications, as well as at its meetings. TIA says its members can encourage their carrier partners to join SmartWay if they are not already a member and have the opportunity to work closely with their customers to examine supply chain options and techniques to advance the SmartWay goals.