States Logistics Earns US EPA SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award
US EPA SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award
Award Recipients Reduce Emissions, Improve the Environment and Companies' Bottom-line
Release date: 10/6/2009
Matt Montford, Transportation Sales Manager email@example.com
States Logistics Services Inc. of Buena Park, California received an Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM Transport Partnership for its leadership in conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from its transportation and freight activities. States Logistics has been a pioneer in the use of B99 Biodiesel (99% domestically produced soy-based diesel) and has aggressively implemented use the latest engine and aerodynamic technology. The combination of these "bleeding-edge" practices result in commercial vehicles that far exceed government standards in most measures of emissions.
"Our partnership with SmartWay Transport shows companies can lower their fuel use, save money and help the environment," said Bill Martin, Director of Transportation. "The partnership provides us with tools and information, and contributes on a daily basis to significant improvements in our efficiency and environmental performance. We urge all of our colleagues in the freight industry to consider joining SmartWay."
States Logistics Services was one of 37 companies and organizations, from among the Partnerships' more than 2100 Partners, to receive this distinction. The awards were announced today at the American Trucking Association's Annual Management Conference & Exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"EPA is pleased to recognize these SmartWay Partners with a 2009 Excellence Award. I commend States Logistics Services for its leadership in promoting sustainable transportation practices through the SmartWay Transport Partnership", said Margo T. Oge, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA. "These actions demonstrate a commitment to a cleaner environment and more secure energy supply."
SmartWay was introduced by EPA and a select group of fifteen shipping and business leaders in 2004 as an innovative, market-based partnership to reduce fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollutants from the freight sector. Today, more than 2200 businesses and organizations have joined the Partnership, including companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses, each working to improve their environmental performance.
Together, through the SmartWay Partnership, these companies, including States Logistics Services will eliminate six million tons of carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming, and save more 540 million gallons of diesel fuel - an economic savings of at least $2 billion a year.
For more information about SmartWay visit: www.epa.gov/smartway or call (734) 214-4767.
For more information about the SmartWay Award recipients, visit: www.epa.gov/smartway/awards07.htm
About States Logistics Services
States Logistics Services, Inc. is a third party logistics company (3PL) specializing in all aspects of supply chain management. Founded in 1958 by Richard and Jewel May as a warehousing and trucking company with two customers, States Logistics has since grown to a fully integrated provider of third party logistics services with a client base of more than 100 customers and over 2 million square feet of warehouse space. States Logistics currently operates a combination of public and contract warehouses in Southern California and Arizona servicing a wide range of industries. Our focus on service and operational execution has enabled us to be rated the "Best of the Best" within our customers' distribution networks. As an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) organization our employees are the shared owners of the company, and are dedicated to delivering exceptional levels of service to our customers.