South Elgin, IL - ELITeXPO Cargo Systems, Inc., a provider of trade show transportation services, announced that it has joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership. The SmartWaySM Partnership is a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing adverse environmental impacts. Specifically, SmartWaySM Transport programs lower emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter. By 2012, SmartWay partners will help save between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of fuel per year (equivalent to 150 million barrels of oil or 12 million cars off the road).
As a logistics member of the SmartWaySM Partnership, we agree to measure our environmental performance using EPA's Shipper / Logistics Performance Model, develop a three-year Action Plan to improve environmental metrics, and provide an annual report on Action Plan progress. Partners must benchmark their current freight operations, identify technologies and strategies to reduce our carbon emissions, track our emissions reductions and project future improvement. ELITeXPO is proud to have earned a Top SmartWay Score of 1.25 based on our initial model.
By participating in the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, ELITeXPO will have an opportunity to make important contributions to our nation's efforts to secure greater energy independence, protect public health, and safeguard the environment for future generations. Heidi Maschmann, Vice President of Information Systems is heading up ELITeXPO's new environmental program. She stated, "We must take responsibility for the impact our business has on the environment. As members of both the shipping community and the trade show community our efforts must be twice as diligent to counter the effects both industries have had on the planet for so long. We're very committed to doing everything we can as a corporation and as individuals."
Visit www.epa.gov/smartway for more information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
ELITeXPO has been providing tradeshow specific shipping services for all members of the tradeshow community for over 20 years. Trade show shipping is not something we can do, it's the only thing we do.
ELITeXPO's services range from Same-Day Air to Super-Deferred 5-7 Day Ground and include every option in between. ELITeXPO offers Exhibit Storage, Exclusive-use Vehicles, All-Risk Cargo Insurance, Web Tracking, E-mail Status Notifications, and Customer Specific Service Reps.
For further information about ELITeXPO, visit the Website at www.elitexpo.com. Contact: Jim Hayes, Executive VP / COO, (800) 543-5484 Ext. 3806.