Palm Harbor, FL, August 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- FreightCenter, Inc. (www.freightcenter.com) today announced that it has joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the transportation industry to greatly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
As a SmartWay logistics partner, FreightCenter will contribute to the Partnership's goal to lessen the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels, as well as decrease carbon dioxide and nitrogen emissions. Since 2004, SmartWay partners have saved over 7 billion gallons of fuel and reduced carbon emissions by 72.8 million metric tons.
“In order to fulfill our mission of ‘Delivering Innovation to Drive Success for All Customers, Partners, and Shipments,’ we have to do our part to build a sustainable future and protect the environment. Knowing that the majority of our carriers are SmartWay compliant, reassures us that we are doing our part to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions for all,” says FreightCenter CEO, Matthew J. Brosious.
The company's SmartWay involvement covers 65% of all freight transportation brokered by the third-party logistics provider. When customers use FreightCenter to book with one of its 42 SmartWay-certified carriers, they also contribute to improving the air quality in their local area.
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. For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
FreightCenter, founded in 1998, is a veteran-owned and privately-held, full-service third-party logistics (3PL) provider located in Palm Harbor, Florida. FreightCenter has continued to grow in size and strength as it has evolved from a traditional freight brokerage into a reputable 3PL; hence, its award-winning history of being one of the fastest growing companies in America. FreightCenter offers complete freight shipping services such as, less than truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), intermodal, international air and ocean, as well as, specialty and enterprise-level services. FreightCenter’s transportation management system (TMS) is easy to use and offers a better view of your freight operations with features, such as carrier management, instant multi-carrier rating, intelligent reporting, and easy accounting and business platform integration.