Schneider honored as SmartWay partner
May 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Schneider National Inc, a provider of transportation, logistics, and related services, has been recognized as a SmartWay Transport Charter Partner. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the partnership and official SmartWay Transport Partnership logo during a ceremony at the American Trucking Associations' Legal and Regulatory Affairs breakfast in Washington DC recently.
EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt presented Schneider National and 14 other charter partners with awards in recognition of their participation in the voluntary multi-national initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ground freight carriers.
SmartWay Charter Partners, including transportation carriers and shippers, have committed to work with the EPA to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save fuel, and protect public health. By 2012, the partnership aims to reduce as much as 18 million metric tons of carbon equivalent, and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxides annually. These reductions will create fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually.
Schneider National used the EPA's Freight Logistics Environmental and Energy Tracking (FLEET) Performance model to develop baseline environmental performance data for its fleet, determine current efficiency, and quantify the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the various technologies and practices it employs. Schneider National recently installed in-cab parking heaters in all of its new tractors. The environmentally-friendly heaters are fuel efficient and produce significantly less pollution than an idling tractor. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, Schneider National is committed to improving the environmental performance of its fleet by 1% to 2% annually.
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