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Dunavant renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

MEMPHIS, TENN. – Dunavant today announced that it has submitted and received approval for their current data submission to the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry. The SmartWay Transport Partnership provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

 

Dunavant will continue to contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 336 million barrels of oil, $44.8 billion on fuel costs and 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million short tons of NOx and 112,000 short tons of PM...  This is the equivalent of the annual electricity use in 21 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, Dunavant demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

 

“Dunavant’s commitment to developing and deploying innovative supply chain solutions for our customers is a mission we focus on daily” said Chrissy Geibel, Chief Operating Officer at Dunavant Logistics. “We are proud to be recognized as a SmartWay Partner that continually invests in technology, as well as the expertise, to support our customers’ growing needs to improve environmental performance and address environmental risk throughout their supply chain.”

 

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2014. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has nearly 4,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.

 

Dunavant has over 70 years of family-owned and operated history. They are driven to deliver world-class, comprehensive, supply-chain solutions for domestic and global customers. For more information about Dunavant, visit www.dunavant.com or call 901.369.1500.

 

For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway

Posted by Katie Elizabeth Carpenter at 14:03