Vestra Logistics, LLC Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership
[Cumming, Georgia] – Vestra Logistics today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry which provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
Vestra Logistics will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 120.7 million barrels of oil, $16.8 billion in fuel costs, 51.6 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 37,000 tons of particulate matter. This equals taking 10 million cars of the road. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Vestra Logistics demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“Vestra Logistics is dedicated to doing the right thing for our customers, carriers, employees and the communities we touch. This includes doing the right thing for our environment as well.” said Carol Docalavich, President and CEO.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge and multimodal carriers.
Vestra Logistics, LLC is a third-party logistics (3PL) company, that specializes in coordinating the movement of freight across the world. Vestra Logistics is a comprehensive Truck Load, Less-than-Truckload and Intermodal service provider, offering, freight tracking, back room reporting, detailed analytics and superior communication and customer service.
For more information about Vestra Logistics visit www.VestraLogistics.com or call 678-619-4316.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.