Hendrickson joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

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Hendrickson announced that four of its divisions — Truck Suspension Systems, Trailer Suspension Systems, Auxiliary Axle Systems and Bumper and Trim — have joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

Hendrickson says it 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. By joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership, Hendrickson says it is demonstrating its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

“We are excited to be a partner with SmartWay Transport and to continue in doing our part to achieve our collective goal of reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution,” says Baine Adams, vice president of global sales and marketing for Hendrickson, based in Itasca, Ill.

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, logistics companies and trade/professional associations 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 more than 1,800 partners.