DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Hub Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: HUBG) received an Environmental Excellence Award from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership. The award was
presented today at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’
annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Hub Group received the award for its
continued leadership in conserving energy and lowering greenhouse gas
emissions in the environment through its transportation management activities.
“Hub Group is proud to receive this award in recognition of our commitment
to the environment through our green initiatives including modal conversion,”
said David Marsh, Chief Marketing Officer of Hub Group, Inc. “The SmartWay
Transport Partnership provides us with information and tools to help customers
create a more environmentally responsible supply chain. Sustainability is one
of the cornerstones of our strategic initiatives. It is also part of the
value proposition that we offer our customers.”
Hub Group was one of only three logistics companies to receive this award.
The award was presented to SmartWay Partners in five different categories from
among the more than 1,000 partners currently active with SmartWay. Hub Group
has been a member of SmartWay since 2004 and has maintained a focus on
educating customers and vendors about the environmental benefits of converting
shipments from the congested highways to intermodal.
“The EPA is pleased to recognize these SmartWay Partners with a 2008
Excellence Award. I commend Hub Group, Inc. for its leadership in promoting
sustainable transportation practices through the SmartWay Transport
Partnership,” said Margo T. Oge, Director of the Office of Transportation and
Air Quality, EPA. “Their commitment is helping lead us toward a cleaner
environment and more secure energy supply.”
SmartWay was introduced by the EPA and a select group of fifteen shipping
and business leaders in 2004 as an innovative, market-based partnership to
reduce fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollutants from the freight
sector. Today, more than 1,000 businesses and organizations have joined the
Partnership, including companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to
family-owned businesses. By 2012 the SmartWay program, with full industry
participation, estimates that it will achieve annual fuel savings of 3.3 to
6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel, eliminating 33 to 66 million metric tons
of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide
For more information about SmartWay visit: http://www.epa.gov/smartway or
call (734) 214-4767.
ABOUT HUB GROUP: Hub Group, Inc. is a leading asset light freight
transportation management company providing comprehensive intermodal, truck
brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates through a network of
over 30 offices throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Please
direct all inquires to Michael Smith at (630) 271-3600 or
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