Modern Transportation Earns Second Consecutive US EPA SmartWay® Excellence Award

Veteran Bulk Carrier Receives 2015 Award as a Top Environmental Performer and Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

Release date: 10/26/2015

Contact Information: Rich Kushner; National Accounts & Marketing / 412-489-4778

Sewickley, PA – Modern Transportation Services, LLC was honored with its second consecutive SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, reflecting the bulk carrier’s status as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.  Modern continued to shrink their company’s carbon footprint by reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 33 grams per mile, or an additional 2% year over year reduction. They have also reduced their dependence on fossil fuels by increasing the size of their natural gas trucks throughout their nationwide fleet.

“We are genuinely honored that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency has recognized our focus upon, and successful implementation of, strategic initiatives to ensure that our logistics services are delivered in the most sustainable and efficient manner possible,” said Patrick Cozzens, President, Modern Transportation.  “For us, effective service delivery requires that we not only meet and exceed our customer’s expectations, but also that we do so in a manner that minimizes our environmental impact.  We know that we live in the same world where we work.”

Modern Transportation was one of 39 truck carriers to receive this distinction in 2015, and one of only two bulk/tank carriers to earn Partner Excellence status consecutively in both 2014 and 2015.  The carriers represent the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3000 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 19, 2015.

“EPA is pleased to honor these SmartWay Partners with a 2015 Excellence Award,” said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality.  “SmartWay carriers work diligently to bring our families the goods we need each day, while contributing to a healthier, more sustainable future for our children.”

About Modern Transportation
A leader in innovative logistics solutions for the bulk materials industry, Modern serves Fortune 500® manufacturers and the chemical, mineral and material producers who supply them. Modern specializes in mission-critical supply chain environments and serves industries from specialty and petrochemicals, to industrial minerals, building products and glass-production – hauling a range of liquid and dry bulk materials from terminals across the United States.

About SmartWay
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is 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 144.3 million barrels of oil and $20.6 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (61.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,070,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 43,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.

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