CHICAGO, IL. October 20, 2015 – Redwood Multimodal [‘Multimodal’], a subsidiary of Redwood Logistics [‘Redwood’], a strategically-integrated logistics provider, is proud to announce it has entered into its sixth year as a SmartWay® Transport partner.
SmartWay is the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of the freight industry. It is a voluntary partnership between shippers, carriers, and the EPA created to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by the transportation supply chain industry, while also using technologies to help reduce fuel costs. Since 2004, SmartWay has gained over 3,000 partners, saved $20.6 billion in fuel costs, and reduced CO2 emissions by 61.7 million metric tons.
Redwood Multimodal first joined the SmartWay initiative in 2006, with the goal to improve its impact on the environment. SmartWay’s website states that the EPA gives partners tools to “measure, benchmark and report carbon emissions”. Each year performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner. For this most recent award, 2014 data showed 86% of Redwood Multimodal’s freight was over-the-road (OTR), and 14% was intermodal. Year over year, the data showed Multimodal increased cargo weight by 16%, 267 million pounds, and carriers moved 34% more miles, all while still being awarded a SmartWay certification.
“Our continuation of being SmartWay Certified is a stamp of approval for our customers,” said Christopher Thornycroft, Vice President – Carrier Operations at Redwood Multimodal. “Redwood Multimodal’s SmartWay Certification lets our customers know they are choosing to work with a partner who cares about the world around us and public health, not just business.”
Multimodal’s Capacity Solutions team is also beginning an initiative to increase their number of SmartWay carriers and better track current SmartWay carriers.
About SmartWay Transport
The SmartWay® Program is a public-private initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution created by freight transportation in corporate supply chains.
SmartWay helps companies that ship goods, and the companies that carry those goods, improve efficiency by measuring, benchmarking and streamlining freight supply chain operations.
SmartWay aims to accelerate the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel efficient technologies and operational practices in the freight supply chain, while helping companies save fuel, lower costs and reduce adverse environmental impacts. EPA helps SmartWay Partners move more goods, more miles with lower emissions and less energy.
For more information visit http://www3.epa.gov/smartway/.