joins EPA SmartWay
Apr 30, 2009 9:38 AM
The Martin-Brower Company LLC has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a collaboration between the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.
Martin-Brower is committed to contributing 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 its freight operations.
The company has made changes across its operations to help reduce its impact on the environment, including using alternate fuel sources such as AME biodiesel, sulfur-free and blended diesel, piloting new hybrid tractors that burn both biodiesel and conventional fuel, and using the latest dynamic route optimization technology to consolidate deliveries, as well as using more extended-length trailers. In fact, while the company continued to grow in 2008, its use of fuel was reduced through these green efforts, resulting in a 3 percent reduction in fuel consumption—or 73,000 fewer gallons used in 2008 versus 2007.
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