2014-10-29 Roehl Transport honored with 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award by the EPA

Marshfield, WI – Roehl Transport has been honored with a 2014 SmartWay® Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA recognized Roehl as an industry leader in supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

“We’ve grown to over 2,500 employees with over 2,000 trucks and over 5,000 trailers. We continually seek out and implement power and waste reduction technologies and techniques,” said Greg Koepel, Roehl Transport Vice President. “Our initiatives extend well beyond our equipment to our facilities and teammates, too,” he added.

The SmartWay Program, a public-private partnership between the EPA and transportation related companies, celebrates 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change.

“SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs.”

Roehl recently invested in a GAIN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station adjacent to the company’s Chicago Area Terminal. The station is a partnership between Roehl Transport, U.S. Oil and H.M.D. Trucking. With space for eight CNG dispensers, it’s one of the largest CNG stations in the Midwest. Roehl operates several CNG trucks, and the company continues to provide industry-leading truck driving jobs (visit www.Roehl.Jobs).

“We’ve made significant investments in our training programs to increase our energy efficiencies and decrease our fuel consumption,” noted Koepel. “We’re pleased to be one of the top carriers recognized by the EPA.”

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About Roehl Transport

With over 2,500 employees, Roehl Transport is one of the safest and largest truckload and logistics companies in the nation. Headquartered in Wisconsin with locations across the United States, the company delivers confidence and satisfaction by providing flawless transportation services. Learn more about Roehl Transport truck driving jobs at www.Roehl.Jobs.

For additional information, please contact: Mr. Lucas Heart, Roehl Transport Marketing and Communications Manager, at 715-591-7164.

About SmartWay

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens. More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/

List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/swawards.htm#aboutawards