Dupré Logistics Receives US EPA 2012 SmartWay Excellence Award
Dupré Logistics was honored with a SmartWay®Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Dupré Logistics results based on the second generation quantification and reporting tools that collect detailed data of freight operation. Dupré Logistics demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively hauling all freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.
“Our industry has been the subject of much government regulation of late,” said Reggie Dupré, Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to be recognized not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of the regulators that make our work more environmentally safe.”
Dupré Logistics was one of 40 companies, representing fewer than one percent of the Partnerships’ nearly 3000 Partners, to receive this distinction. Reggie Dupré accepted the award for truck and multimodal carrier Partners at the American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“EPA is pleased to recognize these SmartWay Partners with a 2012 Excellence Award. I commend Dupré Logistics for its leadership in moving goods efficiently and reducing the environmental impact of freight through the second generation SmartWay Transport Partnership”, said Chris Grundler, Acting Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “Their commitment is helping lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future.”
About Dupré Logistics: Dupré Logistics, LLC is a team of professionals who design and deliver safe, diversified solutions and services for quality-focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupré has more than 1,000 team members and is headquartered in Lafayette, La. For more information, visit www.duprelogistics.com .For forward thinking about logistics, visit blog.duprelogistics.com.
About SmartWay: EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. Today the Partnership consists of nearly 3,000 Partners, representing a cross section of the freight supply chain industry. As of today, SmartWay Partners have saved 55 million barrels of oil. This is equivalent to taking over 3 million cars off the road for an entire year. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (23.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 478,000 tons nitrogen oxides, and 22,000 tons of particulate matter reduced so far) help protect the health and well-being of citizens while contributing to our nation’s economic and energy security.
More information on SmartWay in general, visit their website.
List of Excellence Award recipients can be found here.