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Roehl Transport Honored with 10th EPA SmartWay Award



Roehl Transport has once again been honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 2021 SmartWay Excellence Award is the tenth time the company has received this prestigious distinction, and Roehl was a founding partner of the program in 2004.

Roehl was one of only 62 truck and multimodal carriers to receive the SmartWay Excellence Award, and the distinction sets Roehl apart as one of the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 4,000 Partners – placing the company in the top 2%.

EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive business environment, while enabling partners to make freight decisions that have a positive impact on efficiency and the environment.

Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 143 million metric tons of CO2, 2.7 million tons NOX, and 112,000 tons PM, while saving $44.8 billion in fuel costs and 335 million barrels of oil -- equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 21 million homes.

This year’s EPA SmartWay awards were announced at a virtual press event hosted by the EPA with its SmartWay Partners, key stakeholders and media in attendance.

“For 17 years the SmartWay Transport Partnership has worked together with stakeholders in the freight industry to find innovative ways to reduce pollution from goods movement.” said Sarah Dunham, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, “We commend the innovation, drive, and collaborative spirit of our partners whose efforts are helping to meet the challenge of climate change and to create a healthier environment for us all.”

Rick Roehl with SmartWay Award

Founded in 1962 with a single truck, Roehl Transport has grown to one of North America’s safest, largest and most successful trucking companies, with nearly 3,000 teammates delivering confidence and satisfaction to customers across the US. In addition to environmental leadership, Roehl Transport has been finished in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) top 3 for safety results every year since 2003, and earlier this year the company won the ATA’s President’s Award – Trucking’s Top Honor. Roehl was the first truckload carrier to win the award, and Roehl’s the only truckload carrier to win it multiple times (2021 was Roehl’s 4th win).

Learn more about Roehl, including transportation services, job opportunities (like home daily truck driving jobs and paid, on-the-job CDL training).

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