Hiner Transport has announced that it has joined the SmartWay Transportation Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Hiner Transport will contribute to the partnership’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 its freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog.
Hiner Transport, based in Huntington, Ind., says it always has taken pride in showing a marked dedication to providing service in an ethical and responsible manner; through the use of new technologies and a high level of communication and partnership with its employees, the company says it has worked tirelessly for years toward the goals of reducing both emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.
Launched in February 2004, EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The partnership, which currently has about 1,700 partners, brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/profession associations to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies.