PORTLAND, Ore. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Con-way Multimodal, a division of Con-way Inc., has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
“Participating in the SmartWay initiative supports our commitment to environmental sustainability — we know that’s important to our customers and it’s a priority for us,” said Tyler Ellison, president, Con-way Multimodal. “SmartWay also provides tools for consistently tracking progress toward specific goals, which will help us maintain focus on our efforts. We look forward to many benefits from our participation in this important program.”
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The partnership currently has over 2,200 partners.
Under EPA’s program, SmartWay trucking and logistics companies commit to measuring and improving the efficiency of their freight operations using the EPA-developed F.L.E.E.T. (Fleet Logistics Energy and Environmental Tracking) Performance Model. Carriers and logistics companies must agree to improve their performance within three years and must also sign the SmartWay Transport Partnership Agreement. For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
Con-way Multimodal arranges third-party carrier services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments. A division of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the Portland, Ore.-based company provides expanded freight brokerage capabilities and services in the third-party logistics and multimodal freight transportation business.
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