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Knichel Logistics Enters Ninth Year as a SmartWay Transport Partner

LogoSmartWayKnichel Logistics successfully completes its 2017 emissions reporting with SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay’s Partner tools are used to measure progress toward cleaner air and more sustainable business practices.

Knichel Logistics, a national provider of third-party logistics services, continues its commitment to track and report its carbon accounting practices for a ninth consecutive year. Freight transportation is one of the fastest growing impacts on the environment and as consumer demand increases, we are committed to respond with the most efficient, and therefore cleaner transportation practices.

Knichel Logistics is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partner. EPA recently approved our annual submission of Partnership reporting requirements for 2017. Knichel Logistics joined the SmartWay initiative on May 29th, 2009. Each year performance data is submitted and reviewed to qualify as a SmartWay partner.

“Maintaining our SmartWay Transport Partnership is one of the most important annual accomplishments of our organization. SmartWay is vital to helping us reach our sustainability goals as a transportation provider and is a one of a kind program for this industry. Transportation providers have a responsibility towards reducing their impact on the environment. As a 2017 SmartWay High Performer and a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award winner, Knichel Logistics takes our commitment to being a SmartWay Transport Partner seriously,” says Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics.

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 3500 partners across all domestic shipping modes in the US 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.

“Knichel Logistics knows that partnering with SmartWay is good for business, people and the environment,” says Cheryl Bynum, U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Director, “By partnering with us, Knichel Logistics is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability through cleaner, lower carbon goods movement.”

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