Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG), a leading transportation management company providing multi-modal solutions including intermodal, truck brokerage, dedicated and logistics services, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the fifth time with a SmartWay® Excellence Award. The award recognizes SmartWay Partners that have excelled in their mission to build environmentally and energy efficient supply chains. In 2016, Hub Group utilized intermodal conversion strategies to help customers save over 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.
“SmartWay has been a valuable influence in our ongoing efforts to enhance our environmentally-friendly strategies, technology and equipment,” said David Marsh, Chief Highway Solutions Officer, who received the award on behalf of Hub Group. “We’re very proud of the dedication our employees have shown in our pursuit of the brighter future SmartWay envisions, and it’s a great honor to see the success of our efforts recognized again with this award.”
“Since 2004, the EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customer—they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”
The 2017 award honorees represent the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3,600 partners. Hub Group and the other awardees were recognized at the American Trucking Associations Management & Exhibition Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.