Chicago, Illinois-November 28, 2011-Todd Bennett, President of Freight Exchange of North America (F/X), announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved F/X as a SmartWay Transport® Partner. F/X joins a growing number of surface transportation providers that have committed to the SmartWay program. Transportation carriers such as F/X see the many benefits of engaging in this partnership.
“Joining the EPA’s SmartWay Transport® Partnership initiative is more than a good business decision, it’s a matter of social responsibility. F/X firmly believes in being a good corporate citizen in the communities in which we live and work,” said Bennett. “We base our fuel surcharge on 6mpg to give truck owners an incentive to achieve higher fuel efficiency as well as provide technology and support to help manage their overall fuel usage. The response from our customers has been resoundingly positive.”
The SmartWay Transport® Partnership is an alliance between the EPA and the US freight industry as it combines technology and the human spirit to help minimize air pollution and maximize the wellbeing and longevity of the planet. The partnership adds value to companies as it saves fuel, saves money, helps the environment, and helps reduce the U.S’ dependence on foreign fuels. It also builds relationships between carriers and their customers as many environmentally conscious shippers today require their carriers to be SafeWay certified. This partnership is a true win-win as it paves the way toward a cleaner, more sustainable future.
By 2012, SmartWay partners are projected to help save between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year, which translates to eliminating between 33 – 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This is also equivalent to saving 150 million barrels of oil per year or taking 12 million cars off the road, saving SmartWay partners nearly $10 billion in operating costs. (http://www.epa.gov/smartway/)
Freight Exchange of North America (F/X) is a full truckload carrier serving the continental United States. F/X delivers full truck load services via its terminals in Southern California, El Paso, Dallas and Chicago as well as supporting NAFTA trade in Mexico and Canada. FX is recognized by countless shippers as a premier carrier in North America, driven by flexibility, responsiveness to customer needs, and focus on safety. F/X is a subsidiary of Chicago-based Transportation Solutions Enterprises LLC. www.fxfreight.com
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