Maverick Transportation LLC was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. This accomplishment is the cumulative result of several corporate initiatives over the past few years. In 2013, the company implemented a Pay for Performance incentive program for their driver force focusing on key metrics such as fuel efficiency and idle time which were contributing factors in reducing total fuel consumption 5%, or over one million gallons for the year. In 2014 Maverick implemented aerodynamic devices in the Temperature Control fleet as well as air inflation monitoring technology that reports to their back office systems. This created efficiencies in tire maintenance as well as mpg, allowing an increased focus on maintenance interval development for emission technology. These collective efforts allowed Maverick to reduce carbon dioxide emission by 4% or 9,960 tons since 2013.
"We are honored to receive this award from the EPA," said Stephen Selig, President & COO of Maverick. "Environmental responsibility is a part of our core business philosophy, so to be validated in this way is a powerful testimony to how we do things at Maverick."
Maverick Transportation LLC was one of 39 truck carriers to receive this distinction, representing 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."
Founded in 1980, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, and operating over 1,500 units, Maverick provides OTR and dedicated service to the flatbed, glass, and temperature controlled transportation markets throughout North America. To learn more about Maverick Transportation visit the website at www.maverickusa.com. You can also connect with Maverick on Facebook or on Twitter.
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.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw- awards.htm#aboutawards