Unisource Worldwide announced that its transportation fleet has met the requirements to be become part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership.
SmartWay Transport is the EPA’s flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain. SmartWay Transport is leading the way to greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions from the freight sector, while presenting a model of government and industry cooperation for public and private benefits.
“Over the past few years Unisource has made a significant investment to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions throughout our transportation fleet,” said Steve Petrazio, Vice President – Corporate Real Estate and Fleet Management for Unisource Worldwide. “We are pleased to become a part of the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and look forward to continuing to be an industry leader in implementing strategies and best practices to improve our supply chain operations.”
Unisource has approximately 80 distribution facilities across North America, along with nearly 15 million square feet of warehouse space, and operates a fleet of more than 400 vehicles. In recent years, the company implemented a proprietary transportation system, called Roadnet, to optimize delivery routing and improve fuel efficiency throughout its fleet. In addition, Unisource continually invests in its business fleet by replacing outdated tractors with newer equipment that includes the latest technological innovations available.
Last month, Unisource Logistics Solutions – a division of Unisource Worldwide – earned the SmartWay Transport Partner logo, Logistics category, a mark of excellence for companies demonstrating superior environmental performance for freight operations. Unisource Logistics Solutions provides transportation services including inbound and outbound carrier services, supply chain analytics, and value-added solutions such as warehousing, fulfillment, and kitting and assembly.
For more information on the SmartWay program, visit www.epa.gov/smartway.