Trinity Joins EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
Trinity Transport, Inc. has joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Trinity Transport, Inc. will contribute to the Partnership’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of our freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Trinity Transport, Inc. demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
"Trinity's purpose is to continually improve people's lives while constantly striving to be our best. The SmartWay Partnership is an ideal vehicle to enact our purpose as we strive to utilize carriers that belong to the partnership on our loads as well as help educate the non-SmartWay carriers we work with on the benefits of joining. We are excited to become members to help achieve combined goals of reducing our imprint and increasing the quality of life in our environment," said Brandy McMullen, Director of Marketing.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial efficiencies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The Partnership currently has over 450 Partners.