Englewood Cliffs, NJ — Alliance Shippers Inc., a leading provider of global logistics services, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has renewed its SmartWay Transport Partner certification. The initiative, a collaboration between EPA and industry, encourages the movement of freight in the cleanest and most energy-efficient ways possible.

Alliance Shippers’ fleet of over 2,100 CARB compliant 53’ refrigerated trailers is one notable example of these efforts. Wireless remote control enables temperature adjustment and the ability to turn units on or off at any time, and solar panels on the trailer rooftops reduce dependency on battery power.

Beyond that, the decision to utilize railroad intermodal services for the line-haul segment results in a reduced carbon footprint compared to traditional movement by highway. Alliance Shippers Inc. also makes a point of prioritizing SmartWay certified carriers for the originating and final mile transport of customer cargo.  

A program participant since 2005, Alliance Shippers was first certified the following year. Since then, the company has consistently maintained this credential. In 2017, EPA named Alliance Shippers Inc. an excellence award winner — a distinction received by just 62 of the 3,600 total partners.

“SmartWay offers a path toward a more sustainable business environment,” said Larry Henry, VP of Logistics & Special Projects. “We are proud to be a long-time partner of this initiative and honored to be among the 1 to 2 percent of companies leading the way in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.”

As a SmartWay Partner, Alliance Shippers Inc. has contributed to the collective savings of nearly $30 billion in fuel costs as well as the avoidance of over 100 million metric tons of air pollutant emissions. SmartWay partners have also saved more than 215 million barrels of oil — the equivalent of eliminating annual electricity use in over 14 million homes.