OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. In this year alone, Hub Group was able to assist its customers in reducing their carbon footprint by saving over 102 million gallons of fuel and over 2 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
"Hub Group is honored to be recognized once again by SmartWay as one of the top environmental advocates in the transportation industry," said David P. Yeager, Chairman and CEO of Hub Group. "We continue exploring new technologies and strategies to promote stewardship of the environment, including growing our fleet of environmentally-friendly day cab tractors, building our new headquarters in accordance with LEED Gold Certified standards and encouraging our customers to consider intermodal conversion options."
Hub Group is one of 44 carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's nearly 3000 partners. The Carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at The American Trucking Association's Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in San Diego, California on October 7, 2014.
"SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA'sOffice of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs."
About Hub Group
Hub Group is a $3.4 billion asset-light freight transportation management company providing intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. A top 50 publicly-traded company in the Chicago area--the transportation hub of North America --the Company has over 1,400 employees, excluding drivers, and operates through a network of offices and independent agents throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.hubgroup.com.
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as 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. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay's clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards
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