American Trucking Associations (ATA) officials expressed their gratitude to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for honoring the federation with its seventh EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award.
“We take tremendous pride in receiving this award for the seventh time and for the sixth consecutive year. It is a testament to the remarkable progress our industry has made toward energy efficiency and environmental sustainability,” ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said. “Our federation is fully committed to reducing fuel use and emissions, setting our industry on a road to a sustainable future that shrinks our environmental footprint and boosts our bottom line.”
“EPA commends the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honorees for their extraordinary level of commitment and enthusiasm in supporting more efficient and sustainable business practices in moving goods,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “These organizations represent diverse industry sectors and stakeholders who are showing that American prosperity and protecting the environment can go hand in hand.”
“The SmartWay program is a demonstrable success with measurable results. Its partners—including many ATA members—have saved more than $25 billion in fuel costs and more than 170 million barrels of oil and eliminated 73 million metric tons of carbon emissions, 1.5 million tons of NOx and 72,000 tons of particulate matter,” said Glen Kedzie, ATA Vice President and Energy and Environmental Affairs Counsel.
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ATA is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry.