Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
Bison Transport was honoured 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. Bison Transport invests large amounts of time and energy to be an industry leader when it comes to environmental sustainability, and are consistently promoting creativity and innovation to drive a sustainable business.
"Sustainability is an important, yet challenging opportunity in the trucking industry, and at Bison, we're committed to operating in the most sustainable way possible to keep our planet healthy - through fuel efficiency, driver training and continual research and innovation into the latest technologies to run the most efficient fleet," says Rob Penner, President of Bison Transport. "We are proud to be recognized for our efforts with a 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award."
Bison Transport was one of 43 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay®'s 3,500 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations 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 Grundler, EPA's Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality Christopher Grundler. "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 Bison Transport
Bison Transport is one of the largest carriers in Canada, offering award-winning transportation solutions to the industry since 1969. Recognized by the TCA (Truckload Carriers Association) as North America's Safest Fleet, Bison is a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply chain partner. Bison offers full truckload service, full-service logistics, intermodal, LTL, dedicated fleet operations, yard management and warehousing & distribution. Bison is an active member of Natural Resources Canada's FleetSmart Program, as well as a SmartWay® Transport Partner, a national and voluntary partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees#tab-1
For more information, please contact:
Lionel Johnston, Corporate Marketing Manager