Yellow Corporation has announced that it has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for the company’s annual emissions report from the agency’s SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program. The EPA’s SmartWay program helps companies boost sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Yellow is a Charter Partner of the EPA’s award-winning program.
“We are honored to join forces with the EPA’s SmartWay program,” said Darren Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of Yellow, one of the nation’s largest transportation companies with more than 13,000 tractors, 41,000 trailers, 300 facilities and 30,000 employees across the country. “With every mile we drive, we strive to improve our environmental footprint. Yellow is undergoing one of the largest fleet refreshes in the company’s history, acquiring more than 2,200 tractors, 2,500 trailers and 400 domestic intermodal containers this year. We intentionally seek out new equipment with the most advanced emissions reductions technologies and fuel-saving features. As one of the original 15 Charter Partners of SmartWay, we are proud that 3,000 leading supply chain companies have now joined this public-private sustainability program” added Hawkins.
Last year, EPA SmartWay recognized the Yellow Companies as a “High Performer.” Companies earn this recognition through achieving significant freight efficiencies that merit special attention based on their annual emissions report.
“We are confident that our sustainability strategy will be an essential contribution to SmartWay’s goal of reducing the trucking industry’s carbon footprint in our nation’s supply chain.” added Hawkins.