Old Dominion takes leading sustainability efforts in the trucking industry to a new level. Thanks to its role within the SmartWay Transport Partnership, the LTL carrier has contributed to the savings of 279.7 million oil barrels, $37.5 billion in fuel costs, and 134 million tons of air pollutants, according to information released. These successes in addition to consistent efforts in sustainable operations have earned Old Dominion the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award award for the sixth year in a row.
“Sustainability is a critical component of Old Dominion’s operational strategy. We’re committed to being a good corporate citizen and our partnership with the SmartWay Transportation program helps us move towards being a more sustainable carrier,” said Greg Gantt, president and CEO, Old Dominion Freight Line.
The award and 11-year partnership with SmartWay support Old Dominion’s position as a leader in sustainable operations within the freight supply chain arena. Old Dominion represents one of roughly 3,670 companies in partnership with SmartWay. SmartWay partners range from freight shippers to manufacturers, cargo owners, retailers, and more.
Sam Faucette, Old Dominion’s vice president of safety and compliance, received the award on behalf of the company on November 5th during the EPA SmartWay Excellence virtual conference.
“We will continue to look for ways to improve our sustainability practices and ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. We are humbled by this recognition and thrilled to receive this award for the sixth consecutive year,” Gantt concluded.