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Investing In Fuel Efficiency

Nussbaum Transportation is grateful to be a first-time recipient of the SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Over the past 15 years, the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transportation Partnership has provided the tools and information for thousands of companies to create leaner, more efficient supply chains,” said EPA’s Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality Sarah Dunham. “This year, EPA is recognizing 72 companies with SmartWay Excellence Awards for outstanding environmental achievements and leadership in goods movement. These truck carriers, shippers, and third-party logistics providers are leading the industry and showing that it is possible to move more goods using less fuel, resulting in fewer emissions and air pollutants while also reducing costs and conserving energy.”

Placing good fuel mileage and trucking in the same sentence seems exaggerated. And yet, Nussbaum strives to make sure that they fit together cohesively. As employee-owners, each driver and non-driver in the company takes the initiative to invest in their company. And one way to do that is to drive in the most fuel-efficient way possible.

A dollar saved today can expound and be $100 extra in retirement for a Nussbaum employee.

Through outstanding drivers, meticulous coaches in the office, and a passion to stay on the cutting edge, Nussbaum has made a mark as a company worthy of a SmartWay Excellence Award.

The EPA put together some eye-opening numbers at the savings companies like Nussbaum Transportation have imparted by practicing fuel-efficient habits.

“Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 134 million tons of air pollutants (NOx, PM, and CO2) contributing to cleaner air and healthier citizens, while saving more than 279 million barrels of oil and $37.5 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 18 million homes.”

Thank you to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for this recognition.