At Laidlaw, we consider environmental stewardship within the trucking industry a serious business. That's why we're SmartWay partners with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Natural Resources Canada. We're committed to reducing our carbon footprint by implementing "green" initiatives that offer more sustainable ways to deliver your freight, minimizing the negative impact the transportation sector has on our planet.
In 2014 & 2015, Laidlaw Carriers as part of the Contrans Group 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. We were one of only 44 partners in 2014 and 56 in 2015 across North America to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3000 Partners!
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data and communications and public outreach.
The SmartWay Excellence Award also recognizes top truck, barge, and multi-modal carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies.
“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.”