Release date 10/29/2018
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Eagle Transport Corp. was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
“Safe and responsible transportation of Chemical & Petroleum products are core values at Eagle Transport,” said Eagle’s President and COO, Lance Collette. “A sharp and consistent focus on protecting everyone’s health and our environment, through company and industry initiatives, have been built into the way we operate our business. There are no shortcuts. We are proud to have been chosen by SmartWay to be a part of this elite group of carriers.”
Eagle Transport was one of 40 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3700 Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the 2018 American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas on October 29, 2018.
“Today, EPA is honoring top-performing SmartWay Carrier Partners with this year’s 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award, for their leadership in moving more goods with less fuel,” said EPA’s Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. “These companies inspire others in the freight sector to invest in innovative technologies and business practices that save fuel, while reducing costs and protecting the environment.”
About Eagle: Eagle Transport Corporation is a professionally managed trucking company transporting liquid bulk petroleum, chemicals and bio-fuels. With only four trucks, Eagle Transport began in 1969 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and has enjoyed steady annual growth. Today, Eagle has over 800 drivers, 500 power units and 22 terminals located throughout the Southeast United States. Even through deregulation in 1992, Eagle has continued to grow annually, through retention and continuing service of existing accounts, the acquisition of transport companies and the expansion into new markets. Eagle has safely secured itself as a leader in transporting bulk products nationwide.
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 air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 103 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 215.4 million barrels of oil and $29.7 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 14 million homes.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/
SmartWay Excellence Award: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees