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EPA Grants Transport Partner Status To ArrowStream

LBR Staff Writer Published 21 July 2009

ArrowStream expects to ship more than 50% of its freight with SmartWay carriers in 2009

ArrowStream, a provider of supply chain solutions for the food industry, has earned the score possible (1.25) to qualify for the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partner program.

The selection for this program is based on a company’s commitment in energy efficiency and air quality within the freight transport sector.

In 2008, ArrowStream, en route to earning its three-year SmartWay distinction, shipped 42% of its freight and recorded 51% of total miles driven with SmartWay carriers. The company expects to ship more than 50% of its freight with SmartWay carriers in 2009.

SmartWay Transport is a collaboration between EPA and the freight sector to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.

SmartWay partners also provide a service to Shippers by enabling them to move freight with SmartWay Transport Carrier Partners, where applicable, and improve their transportation footprint.

Rodger Mullen, president and COO of ArrowStream, said: “ArrowStream is honored to be an EPA SmartWay Transport Partner. The SmartWay initiative is aligned with our continuous effort to gain supply chain efficiencies that benefit all trading partners, their customers and the environment.

“It is ArrowStream’s mission to leverage our supply chain network, the most comprehensive in the food industry, to make strides in reducing the carbon footprint while fulfilling our customers’ need for robust supply chain operations with optimal visibility.”