Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
Pittsburgh, PA (October 4, 2016) - PITT OHIO was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. PITT OHIO Reduced carbon emissions per shipment in 2016 by 1.2% and by 4.7% over the past 4 years; Implemented 20 CNG tractors; Reduced kilowatts at existing buildings by 3.4%; And reduced kilowatts per square foot at upgraded buildings by 35%.
PITT OHIO´s Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Muessig, said, "PITT OHIO is honored to be recognized as the 2016 EPA Smartway carrier of the year. We are focused on using our sustainability initiatives to become a more efficient transportation company that generates fewer carbon emissions on a per shipment basis. Our sustainability strategy enables PITT OHIO to create more value for our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate."
PITT OHIO was one of 43 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay´s 3500 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2016.
"As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top Carrier Partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain,” said Christopher Grundler, EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. “We all depend on the freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that it is possible to complete in this space while placing an emphasis on environmental integrity, allowing for reduced fuel costs which increase revenue while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions."
About PITT OHIO
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States, Canada and Mexico with The Reliance Network. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at: www.pittohio.com.
EPA´s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 170.3 million barrels of oil—the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes and $24.9 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/
Excellence Award recipients list: www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees#tab-1
For more information, please contact:
PITT OHIO Contact
Phone: 800-366-7488 ext. 6313