It is inherent in the nature of transportation intermediaries like Tucker to be green, by the very nature of our business. Before brokers/forwarders (“3PLs”), motor carriers were very often loaded in one direction, and empty in the other. 3PLs have dramatically reduced, or controlled the carbon footprint of the trucking industry since 1980.
However, to be recognized by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partner program, it takes much more than that. Tucker retains the highest attainable SmartWay score of 1.25. SmartWay’s program is changing, and Tucker is ready for that change. Our utilization of SmartWay carriers continues to improve, and is at an all-time high.
For more information on SmartWay, please contact Tucker. Depending on how much your business uses Tucker for your freight, you may qualify to be a SmartWay Partner already. To learn more about the program, visit: www.epa.gov/smartwaylogistics.