PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KNX) subsidiaries Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation were honored with the SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as industry leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Knight and Swift were each recognized as one of the top environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,600 partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Management & Exhibition Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida on October 23, 2017.
"Since 2004, EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy," said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality, "This year's award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customers -- they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health."
About Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.
Knight-Swift, through its Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation, and Barr-Nunn branded subsidiaries, operate truckload fleets in North America as well as extensive rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The Company's broad suite of services includes irregular route, dedicated, expedited, port drayage, and cross-border U.S./Mexico/Canada transport utilizing dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers.
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. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/
SmartWay Excellence Award: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees