FRISCO, Texas (February 16, 2010) – NT Logistics, a leading transportation management and logistics service provider, announces today that it joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
After a review of the company operations, NT Logistics was accepted into the SmartWay Transport Partnership. The Partnership recognizes companies that are reducing transportation-related emissions and signifies an effort among government, business and consumers to protect our environment and preserve air quality for future generations.
NT Logistics Vice President of Operations Bob Pope notes, “Over the last decade we’ve been fortunate to enjoy significant growth as a company. Along with that success comes great responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of our business wherever possible.” He continued, “Joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership is part of our continuing commitment to promote cleaner and more fuel-efficient transportation options that benefit both our environment and our customers.”
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements. With over 2,200 Partners, the Partnership aims to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway