EPA Honors Crowley Trucking as 2020 SmartWay High Performer

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 18, 2020 - By continuing to make its freight operations efficient and sustainable, Crowley Trucking has been designated as a 2020 High Performer from the SmartWay Partnership under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The designation recognizes trucking fleets that serve seaports, terminals and similar locations for reducing particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. About 15 percent of SmartWay participating truck carriers won the High Performer status.

“We know sustainable operations enhance efficiency for our customers and benefit our drivers and the locations we serve,” said Crowley’s Robert Weist, vice president of transportation and supply chain. “We appreciate the EPA SmartWay Partnership for this recognition. It is a credit to our team members who are committed to sustainable operations in every community we serve, and drive to and from.”

Diesel exhaust contributes to PM, or “soot,” as well as to emissions of NOx, especially in and around terminals and freight hubs. PM is an air pollutant harmful to human health and damaging to the environment. NOx reacts with other chemicals in the air to form both PM and ozone, which are harmful when inhaled.

EPA’s SmartWay program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. Crowley Trucking joined the partnership in 2007 as part of the company’s commitment to sustainable, environmentally responsible operations.

“Each day, Crowley Trucking’s dedicated men and women work to ensure our operations at port terminals, warehouses, cross-docks and all points in between are safe, efficient and respect the environment,” said Mike Friedly, director, logistics operations. “Crowley Trucking will build on being a SmartWay High Performer to continue serving customers and site operators in the best possible manner.”

Crowley Trucking is part of Crowley Logistics, a full-service, end-to-end provider of global supply chain solutions.

About Crowley
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 128-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family- and employee-owned company that provides worldwide logistics, government, marine and energy solutions. Crowley operates with four business units. Crowley Logistics is a full-service end-to end supply chain and managed transportation division that also includes ocean liner cargo services utilizing some company-owned vessels. Crowley Shipping encompasses ownership, operations and management of conventional and dual-fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessels, including tankers, container ships, multipurpose vessels, tugboats and barges; engineering, project management and naval architecture; and Crowley LNG, which provides LNG distribution, engineering and related services. Crowley Fuels provides petroleum transportation, distribution and sales primarily throughout Alaska. Crowley Solutions focuses on global government services and program management, government ship management, expeditionary logistics and government-oriented freight transportation services. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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