CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: USX), the nation’s fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, was named a 2019 Green Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics, a business magazine focused on supply chain and logistics management.
The Green Supply Chain Partner list recognizes companies that are leading the way in sustainability and green logistics initiatives. Inbound Logistics has named U.S. Xpress to the list for nine consecutive years, recognizing the Company’s above and beyond efforts to ensure supply chains are sustainable and operations are environmentally friendly. U.S. Xpress was selected as a Green Supply Chain partner based on measurable green results, sustainability innovation, continuous improvement, and industry recognition.
“U.S. Xpress continues to develop and strengthen our policies and programs relative to environmental sustainability,” commented Eric Fuller, President and CEO of U.S. Xpress. “Our focus on innovation has helped us remain on the cutting edge of developments that offer a payback in savings to both the bottom line and the environment.”
U.S. Xpress is continuously improving maintenance processes to increase equipment efficiencies and reduce waste. U.S. Xpress’ energy efficient alterations include an emission control system, fuel-efficient tires, aerodynamic devices, an engine controller-based fuel incentive program, road speed limit policies, as well as an advanced communications system.
U.S. Xpress’ solutions-oriented culture, combined with the latest data-driven research, has allowed the Company to reduce pollutants year-over-year. The Company recently celebrated their 15th year as partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program. U.S. Xpress ranked in the top 20 percent of SmartWay carriers, producing 16 percent less smog in 2018 as compared to 2017. The Company has also been recognized with two SmartWay Excellence Awards for their industry-leading efficiency and contributions to clean air.
About U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. is the nation's fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, providing services primarily throughout the United States. We offer customers a broad portfolio of services using our own truckload fleet and third-party carriers through our non-asset-based truck brokerage network. Our modern fleet of tractors is backed up by a team of committed professionals whose focus lies squarely on meeting the needs of our customers and our drivers.