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2018 EPA SmartWay High Performer

Defiance, OH: (Thomas E.) Keller Trucking, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group has been recognized as an EPA SmartWay High Performer across all five performance metrics of CO2, NOx, PM, grams per mile and grams per ton-mile. Just over two percent of all SmartWay carriers operate fleets so clean and efficient that they make the SmartWay High Performer list for all metrics.
Whether its carbon, particulate matter or nitrogen oxide, high-performing SmartWay carriers drive cleaner, emit fewer of these pollutants – and burn less fuel – for every mile we travel and for every ton of freight we move, as compared to our SmartWay peers.

As a SmartWay partner, Keller Trucking is challenged and committed to continually produce more efficient and sustainable supply chain transportation solutions. SmartWay High Performers are partners whose efficiency and/or air quality performance falls within the top-ranked performance range.

Jon Wolfrum, Director of Operations for Keller Trucking states, “We are very honored to be named a SmartWay High Performer. Environmental stewardship is critical in our industry. By committing to outfit our fleet with the most efficient technology possible this allows us to move our customer’s freight in a safe and timely manner while giving them the peace of mind they made the most environmentally friendly choice selecting us as their carrier”.

Check out the partners that made it to the SmartWay High Performer freight carrier list for all metrics!

Why select a SmartWay Partner? (As noted on SmartWay’s website)

Launched in 2004 by the EPA, this voluntary public-private program:

  • provides a comprehensive and well-recognized system for tracking, documenting and sharing information about fuel use and freight emissions across supply chains
  • helps companies identify and select more efficient freight carriers, transport modes, equipment, and operational strategies to improve supply chain sustainability and lower costs from goods movement
  • supports global energy security and offsets environmental risk for companies and countries
  • reduces freight transportation-related emissions by accelerating the use of advanced fuel-saving technologies
  • is supported by major transportation industry associations, environmental groups, state and local governments, international agencies, and the corporate community
    Fewer than 10 percent of all SmartWay carriers operate fleets efficient enough to make the SmartWay High Performer list for carbon emissions.

Carbon is a leading indicator of fuel use, meaning that SmartWay High Performers for carbon also consume less fuel for every mile they travel and for every ton of freight they move. For example, for every trip they make, high performing SmartWay truckload carriers for carbon move heavier loads, packing their trailers more efficiently – and still consume thousands of gallons of less fuel annually, as compared to their SmartWay peers.

This kind of productivity can save trucking companies thousands of dollars in fuel costs per truck, per year, and carbon reductions that make a big difference!

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