PITT OHIO Receives US EPA 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award
PITT OHIO was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. PITT OHIO reduced carbon emissions per shipment, added 9 more compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to its fleet for a total of 29 and added energy efficient trailer skirts to their entire trailer pool.
Director of Sustainability and BICC, Justine Russo said, “With our 180 rooftop solar panels and WindStax™ wind turbine at our Pittsburgh terminal, we estimate that 180-200 kWh/day is being generated from renewable energy sources. We are excited by the future of renewable energy and look to further prove out this concept with upcoming construction products.”
PITT OHIO invests in the planet by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a per shipment basis while growing its business. PITT OHIO leverages sustainability initiatives to take cost out of the operation by boosting its fleet’s MPG performance and efficiency and improved MPG performance significantly lowers the company’s operating expense.
“Our commitment to sustainability enables our customers to grow their businesses and reduce their supply chain costs because if PITT OHIO operates more efficiently, we’re able to bring high performance and high value solutions to our customers,” Chief Marketing Officer Geoff Muessig said. “We will further engage with our customers on sustainability and with work them to develop specific customer carbon reports.
PITT OHIO was one of 62 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3600 Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Management & Exhibition Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida on October 23, 2017.
“Since 2004, EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their – they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”
ABOUT PITT OHIO
In adhering to their “We’re Always There For You” signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States and Canada with North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/
SmartWay Excellence Award: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees
For more information, please contact
Candi Cybator, Manager Marketing/Public Relations
1-800-366-7488, extension 6313