Transportation Insight Joins US EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership
HICKORY, NC, October 28, 2008 – Transportation Insight has joined SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Transportation Insight will contribute to the Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of our freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Transportation Insight demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“We are fortunate enough to live in a time where the technology, knowledge, and information exist to solve important problems such as reducing the emissions and improving the fuel efficiency of the trucks transporting our nation’s goods. Transportation Insight is honored to be part of this partnership and looks forward to collaborating with our clients and carriers to preserve our environment,” said Clay Gentry, Director of Truckload Logistics.
Launched in February 2004, SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The Partnership currently has approximately 1,000 partners.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a co-managed logistics form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) applications and business intelligence. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials. For more about Transportation Insight, visit www.transportationinsight.com.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership, please visit www.epa.gov/smartway.