U.S Xpress, Inc. Receives US EPA 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award

10/3/2016
U.S Xpress, Inc. Receives US EPA 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award

Las Vegas, NV - October 3, 2016—U.S. Xpress Inc., a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, 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. U.S. Xpress has a long dedicated history of leading innovative efforts towards green, sustainable options. The company continues to conserve energy, lower gas emissions and reduce its overall carbon footprint through a variety of progressive approaches.

U.S. Xpress President and Chief Operating Officer Eric Fuller, states “We are most proud to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. We continue to seek ways to reduce our carbon footprint while serving to protect our resources, the environment and those with whom we share our nation’s highways.”

U.S. Xpress 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 Association’s 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 Gundler, EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality. Gundler continues “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 U.S. Xpress, Inc.: Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress, Inc. is the nation’s second largest privately owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner. U.S. Xpress affiliates include Total Transportation of Mississippi, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit www.usxpress.com

About SmartWay: 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/

Excellence Award recipients list: www.epa.gov/smatway/smartway-excellence-awardees#tab-1