ACT and EPA Join Forces to Improve Air Quality, Reduce Greenhouse Emissions
April 7, 2008 (Nashville, Tenn.)- American Central Transport, Inc. (ACT) recently announced that it has been awarded the right to use the SmartWay Partner Logo by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.
The EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program is a voluntary effort between the government and the transportation industry to develop and implement methods to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation. This prestigious accomplishment has been presented to approximately 40 percent of the companies participating in the program.
For the past several years, ACT has implemented initiatives such as aerodynamic tractors, heating/cooling technology that reduces truck idling, use of low viscosity lubrication, and speed management policies. These actions have greatly improved the company’s operations by reducing pollution and increasing fuel efficiency.
The results have been exceptional. When compared to an operation that has not implemented any actions regarding fuel efficiency, ACT’s programs have reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 33,000 tons, particulate matter by 3 tons, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 120 tons. In total, ACT has reduced emissions by 83 tons per truck per year.
“We will continue to search for additional ways to improve our fuel efficiency while reducing both our dependence on foreign oil and the impact on our environment,” said Wayne Anderson, Vice President of Operations for ACT. “This is a program that we firmly believe in and we will continually strive for improvements.”
ACT is a premium service truckload carrier serving major shippers throughout the eastern half of the United States. Major shipping points include Kansas City, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, Memphis, Columbus, Atlanta, Charlotte, and most major cities within our operating area. For more information about our company, visit www.americancentral.com.