Palm Harbor, FL – April 20, 2020 – FreightCenter, a private third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, has been named as a SmartWay Transport Partner. A trusted advisor for shippers worldwide, FreightCenter provides sustainable transportation solutions to meet the increasing demand for cleaner and more efficient shipping services and has taken the pledge to track and report carbon emissions.
FreightCenter extends the benefits of its partnership to its customers by ensuring that:
- SmartWay-certified trucking companies provide transportation;
- Carriers use optimized lanes and routes, finding the best drivers by location; and,
- The program reduces carbon and particulate matter emission heavy-duty trucks; and,
- Shippers secure the most affordable rates.
“Our mission is to create a marketplace where our customers, carriers and partners can source sustainable and affordable freight services. Because of COVID-19’s effects on supply chains, eco-friendly transportation solutions must still be met while offsetting the impacts of our industry. Everyone doing their part to ensure that the logistics industry is staying eco-friendly is an important message that we can’t forget.” said Matthew J. Brosious, CEO at FreightCenter.
SmartWay is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiative. Each year, SmartWay partners submit carrier performance data like total mileage and freight tonnage to qualify for the partnership. SmartWay then aggregates partner data to measure the efficiency and sustainability of U.S. freight transportation.
SmartWay is a voluntary and cost-free program that supports companies’ initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight supply chain transportation activities. Operational strategies, data management tools and verified technology supports are provided. The SmartWay Partnership is a domestic and international freight and supply chain program that manages data for over 3,500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the U.S. and Canada. SmartWay implements its goals to lower freight carbon footprints by conducting analysis and research of freight impacts, engaging with freight experts, anticipating and responding to trends, developing strategic resources and communication strategies, and serving as an international model. International collaborations exist with Mexico, China and other Asian nations, Europe, and Latin America.
Learn more about the EPA’s SmartWay program at: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/.
Founded in 1998, FreightCenter is a full-service nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) service provider based in Florida. FreightCenter is transforming the shipping process by ushering logistics into the digital age with our powerful easy to use online shipping tools. With a vast portfolio of transportation solutions from truckload, LTL, intermodal to parcel combined with our network of trusted partners, we are simplifying and streamlining the shipping process for shippers everywhere. FreightCenter has been designated as a “critical infrastructure industry” and we are operating at 100% during COVID-19 to provide greener, eco-friendly logistical solutions.