Press Release

ATA Congratulates 2021 EPA SmartWay Excellence Award Winners

Oct 26, 2021

Nashville, Tennessee – Today, the American Trucking Associations congratulated 28 member companies for being recognized with SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“For 17 years the SmartWay Transport Partnership has worked together with stakeholders in the freight industry to find innovative ways to reduce pollution from goods movement.” said Sarah Dunham, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, “We commend the innovation, drive, and collaborative spirit of our partners whose efforts are helping to meet the challenge of climate change and to create a healthier environment for us all.”

“ATA and its members are proud supporters of the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership – it is a model for how the public and private sector can come together to address shared goals and address real issues in a constructive way,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “I’m proud that so many of our member companies not only belong to SmartWay, but have been recognized for their efforts with this award.”

The ATA members honored with SmartWay Excellence Awards are:

  • ATS Inc.
  • Meijer Logistics LLC
  • KBX Logistics, LLC
  • ABF Freight, an ArcBest company
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
  • Meijer
  • A&M Transport LLC
  • Bison Transport Inc.
  • CRST Dedicated Services, Inc.
  • CRST Expedited Inc.
  • Doug Andrus Distributing LLC
  • Duncan and Son Lines Inc.
  • Freymiller
  • Hogan Transports Inc.
  • Knight Transportation Inc.
  • Lake Trucking Company
  • Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
  • Penske Logistics LLC
  • Roehl Transport Inc.
  • Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.
  • Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions
  • U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.
  • Walmart Transportation LLC
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Wilson Logistics Inc.

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 air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive business environment, while enabling partners to make freight decisions that have a positive impact on efficiency and the environment.

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million tons NOX, and 112,000 tons PM, while saving $44.8 billion in fuel costs and 335 million barrels of oil -- equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 21 million homes.