Hub Group, Inc. Wins US EPA SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hub Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUBG) received an Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership. The award was presented today at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Hub Group received the award for its continued leadership in conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the environment through its transportation management activities.
"Hub Group is proud to receive this award in recognition of our commitment to the environment through our green initiatives including modal conversion," said David Marsh, Chief Marketing Officer of Hub Group, Inc. "The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides us with information and tools to help customers create a more environmentally responsible supply chain. Sustainability is one of the cornerstones of our strategic initiatives. It is also part of the value proposition that we offer our customers."
Hub Group was one of only three logistics companies to receive this award. The award was presented to SmartWay Partners in five different categories from among the more than 1,000 partners currently active with SmartWay. Hub Group has been a member of SmartWay since 2004 and has maintained a focus on educating customers and vendors about the environmental benefits of converting shipments from the congested highways to intermodal.
"The EPA is pleased to recognize these SmartWay Partners with a 2008 Excellence Award. I commend Hub Group, Inc. for its leadership in promoting sustainable transportation practices through the SmartWay Transport Partnership," said Margo T. Oge, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA. "Their commitment is helping lead us toward a cleaner environment and more secure energy supply."
SmartWay was introduced by the EPA and a select group of fifteen shipping and business leaders in 2004 as an innovative, market-based partnership to reduce fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollutants from the freight sector. Today, more than 1,000 businesses and organizations have joined the Partnership, including companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses. By 2012 the SmartWay program, with full industry participation, estimates that it will achieve annual fuel savings of 3.3 to 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel, eliminating 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions.
For more information about SmartWay visit: http://www.epa.gov/smartway or call (734) 214-4767.
ABOUT HUB GROUP: Hub Group, Inc. is a leading asset light freight transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates through a network of over 30 offices throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Please direct all inquires to Michael Smith at (630) 271-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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