For Immediate Release

VLS JOINS U.S.- EPA SMARTWAY® TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP

VANGUARD CORPORATE USA - LONG BEACH, CAVanguard Logistics Services – today announced that it joined SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environment and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.

 

Vanguard Logistics Services will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 196.5 million barrels of oil, $27.8 billion in fuel costs and 94 million tons of air pollutants. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 12 million homes. By joining SmartWay® Transport Partnership, Vanguard demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.

 

”We have always embraced efficient client solutions and reduction of our waste footprint through technology. By becoming a SmartWay® partner, Vanguard Logistics takes another leap forward as a responsible global corporate citizen” said Rob Sutton, Vice President of Logistics USA.

 

Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay® tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement. The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge and multimodal carriers.

 

About Vanguard Logistics Services

Founded in 1978, Vanguard has been at the forefront of freight consolidators across the less than container load NVOCC landscape for nearly 40 years. Vanguard’s expansion to over 120 owned offices spread across nearly 35 countries, delivers unparalleled end-to-end service capability. Including trusted partners and agents this network expands our footprint to more than 100 countries.

Vanguard’s owned network allows it to deliver the highest-performing, controlled, and compliant solutions to each step of its customers’ freight needs. Coupled with its range of value-added services, industry-leading information technology applications and more than 3,000 shipping experts, Vanguard has become a one-stop shop for many partners looking for speed, frequency, and control in the NVOCC market.

For further information visit www.vanguardlogistics.com.

 

For information about the SmartWay® Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.

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Contact

Robert Sutton

Vice President – Logistics USA

Vanguard Logistics Services

robert.sutton@vanguardlogistics.com

+1 310 847 3000

Graham Cousins

Chief Strategy Officer

Vanguard Logistics Services

graham.cousins@vanguardlogistics.com

+1 310 847 3000