Dupré Logistics Receives US EPA SmartWay® Excellence Award — Company named Top Tier of Carbon Efficiency for 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a SmartWay® Excellence Award to Dupré Logistics, recognizing the company as a true industry leader in freight transportation environmental performance. Dupré was selected for ranking in the best performance range for freight carbon efficiency (grams per-ton mile for CO2).
“As an industry, we are the subject of increasing government regulation,” said Scott Allen, Dupré Logistics Director of Maintenance & Fleet Assets.
“We are proud to be recognized not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of the regulators that make our work more environmentally safe.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program recognized Dupré Logistics based on six performance metrics grams per mile, and grams per ton-mile for the pollutants of CO2, NOx and PM. According to the EPA of these, grams of CO2 per ton-mile is the best indicator of freight efficiency for the vast majority of freight carriers. By scoring in the best performance range, Dupré is in the top 20% of all freight companies in its SmartWay® category.
“This is an accomplishment to be proud of, and an indicator of a well-run business,” noted Matt Payne, Team Lead, SmartWay Transport Partnership.
About SmartWay: The SmartWay® Program is a public-private initiative between EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies. Its purpose is to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance (reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) of the goods movement supply chains. Launched in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency. More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/