Black is the New Green
It is fitting that today, on Earth Day; we received approval as a Smartway Partnership Carrier for 2014. TMC first became a Smartway Partner in 2008 and since then has taken steps toward more cost-effective and environmentally efficient freight transportation.
The SmartWay® Program is a public-private initiative between the EPA and carriers. Its goal is to help businesses move goods in the cleanest most efficient way possible. Since 2004, SmartWay partners have eliminated 51.6 million metric tons of CO2, ?resulting in savings of 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs.
We are proud to have contributed to the EPA’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint of carries and we continue to look for innovative ways to decrease our fuel consumption.
One of the most significant changes we have made to improve our environmental efficiency is to update our fleet truck to the Peterbilt 579. TMC’s new fleet truck is Smartway designated and was engineered from the visor to the bumper to provide superior aerodynamics and fuel economy.