Earlier today, ArcBest carrier ABF Freight reported that the company was awarded with a 2018 Smartway Freight Carrier Excellence Award on October 29 at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.
According to sources at ABF Freight, the 2018 Smartway Award is awarded t by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to freight carriers who demonstrate company performance that is environmentally conscious as well as actions that reduce freight emissions.
“I am proud that the EPA has recognized ABF Freight and our commitment to maintaining environmental quality,” said Judy R. McReynolds, ArcBest chairman, president and CEO. “At ABF Freight and ArcBest, we are committed to promoting a greener supply chain that minimizes our environmental impact.”
ABF Freight reports that since 2006 it has been a SmartWay partner, receiving a 2014 Smartway Excellence Award.
Sources at ABF Freight report that company has taken initiatives to conserve fuel and reduce emissions since 1976, and that the company initiated more fuel-efficient trucks beginning in 1994.
ABF Freight was reportedly chosen to receive the award alongside 40 recipients, chosen from a pool of over 3,700 company and organizations that participated in the EPA Smartway Program.
“These companies inspire others in the freight sector to invest in innovative technologies and business practices that save fuel, cut costs and protect the environment,” said Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator for the EPA Office of Air and Radiation.
More information on ABF Freight may be found at the company’s site.