SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/— LTI, Inc. and its Milky Way division were honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). LTI, Inc. earned the top score among all large tanker fleets in the U.S. based on its carrier performance for fuel economy, payload, idle time and emissions equipment.

The EPA awards recognize the top one percent of SmartWay partners with superior environmental performance. LTI, Inc. specializes in the transport of liquid and dry bulk commodities, and its Milky Way division is a leading bulk milk hauler in the Pacific Northwest. The company uses highly efficient engines, lightweight equipment with enhanced aerodynamics, automatic tire inflation systems and onboard computers to manage highway speed, progressive shifting, best routing options and idle times.

“I am extremely proud of this award and of our entire team. It is the greatest environmental achievement a trucking fleet can receive, and it validates our ongoing efforts to make our operation the most efficient it can be,” says LTI, Inc. President Brad Williamson.

“We operate under a company-wide green initiative and are committed to protecting the environments where we do business. We will continue to adopt programs and practices that improve productivity and reduce our carbon footprint on the road and in all of our operations.” LTI, Inc. was one of only 37 carrier awardees, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3000-plus partners.

“The EPA commends LTI, Inc. for its superior environmental performance and leadership in advancing freight sector efficiency. The company has found a way to move more goods, more ton-miles, using less fuel and emitting fewer emissions,” says Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator. “LTI, Inc.‘s commitment is helping to lead the freight industry to a more sustainable future.”

LTI, Inc. is now included as an industry leader on the Excellence Award list at LTI, Inc./Milky Way became a SmartWay Transportation Partner in 2010. Sister company Lynden Transport became the first Alaska trucking company to join SmartWay in 2008, and Lynden companies Brown Line, LLC and Alaska West Express are also members.

The EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help businesses improve the sustainability of their freight supply chains. Today, the partnership consists of 3,000 companies representing a cross section of the freight supply chain.

LTI, Inc. and Milky Way are members of the Lynden family of companies, whose combined capabilities include: truckload and less-than-truckload freight to Alaska, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international shipping via air and ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics. Lynden companies are repeat winners in the annual Quest for Quality customer service awards presented by Logistics Management magazine.

Contact: David Rosenzweig Vice President of Marketing and Media Lynden, (206) 439-5527, Email: SOURCE LTI, Inc.