Foodliner/Quest Liner announced that they joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a 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. Foodliner/Quest Liner 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.
“Our partnership with SmartWay is a good fit for Foodliner and Quest Liner as we continue to look for innovative ways to reduce our carbon footprint, increase cost efficiency and remain responsible corporate citizens,” says Jeff Wesenberg, vice president of terminal operations for the Dubuque, Iowa-based companies.
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 — which currently has about 2,000 partners — 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.