October 22, 2013 (Dallas, TX) – Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced it has received the SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for being a true leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. For the third time, the third party logistics (3PL) provider was chosen for making significant contributions to protect the environment through its participation in the SmartWay Partnership.
“As a SmartWay partner, Transplace is equipped with the necessary information and resources to aid our customers in adopting sustainable practices,” said George Abernathy, president, Transplace. “This is our third award from SmartWay, and it is a testament to Transplace’s commitment toenvironmentally-responsible operations to reduce adverse environmental impacts and increase fuel and cost savings for our customers.”
Transplace was one of 55 companies to receive this recognition, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3000-plus Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in Denver, Colorado.
The EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven partnership working to advance freight sector efficiency. With more than 3,000 partners enrolled, SmartWay brings together freight shippers, motor and rail carriers, logistics services companies and industry associations that are committed to improving their environmental performance. Through a consistent set of tools and information needed to make informed choices, SmartWay enables companies across the supply chain to exchange performance data in ways that protect the environment, enhance our nation’s energy security and foster economic vitality.
"EPA is pleased to recognize the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. I commend Transplace for its superior environmental performance and leadership in advancing freight sector efficiency", said Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator. “Their commitment is helping lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future."
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
For the complete list of Environmental Excellence Award recipients, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/partner-resources/awards.htm
Transplace is a non-asset, North America-based third party logistics (3PL) provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. From complete logistics management outsourcing to SaaS transportation management system (TMS) and supply chain network planning and design to high-quality brokerage services, Transplace has proven the ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to customers. The company is recognized among the elite global 3PLs by a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world. To learn more about Transplace, please visit www.transplace.com.