(Las Vegas, NV) Cargo Transporters, Inc. of Claremont, NC 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.
“Our company has participated in this world class program for over 10 years. We are proud to be among the top one percent of all trucking companies when it comes to energy efficiency efforts and our green initatives,” says John Pope, Chairman of Cargo Transporters.
Cargo Transporters, Inc. was one of 43 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3500 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2016.
“As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top Carrier Partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain,” said Christopher Grundler, EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. “We all depend on the freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that it is possible to compete in this space while placing an emphasis on environmental integrity, allowing for reduced fuel costs which increase revenue while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”
About Cargo Transporters, Inc.
Cargo Transporters, Inc. is a truckload, dry van carrier operating over 500 units across the continental United States. Based in Claremont NC, the company serves the time sensitive needs of many of the Fortune 100 corporations. Started in 1983, the company is privately held and employs 670 people.
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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 the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 170.3 million barrels of oil—the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes and $24.9 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/