Green has always been our favorite color, so we’re particularly proud to report that Saddle Creek has been named a 2017 “SmartWay High Performer” by the EPA. Our compressed-natural-gas (CNG) fleet has achieved the high-performance ranking as a SmartWay Truckload/Dry Van Truck Carrier.
Saddle Creek is in an elite group. While hundreds of companies partner with EPA through SmartWay, High Performers are a select group who are a step ahead in meeting the challenges of sustainable goods movement. Based on SmartWay’s annual emissions reports for partners, the EPA has determined that these High Performers have achieved significant shipping and freight efficiencies worthy of special recognition. This is the first year that EPA has published a list of SmartWay High Performers.
Saving Over 21 Million Pounds of Carbon per Year
Fewer than 10 percent of all SmartWay carriers operate fleets efficient enough to make the SmartWay High Performer list for carbon emissions. Saddle Creek is one of them.
Our fleet of almost 200 trucks runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), one of the cleanest-burning alternative fuels. Each of these trucks saves about 120,000 pounds of carbon per year – a total of over 21 million pounds annually. Since carbon is a leading indicator of fuel use, our trucks also consume less fuel for every mile they travel and for every ton of freight they move.
First launched in Lakeland, Fla., in 2012, our CNG operations have expanded to include Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta and Valdosta, Ga.; and Fort Worth, Texas. Our eco-friendly fleet traveled more than 20 million miles in the past year, delivering a variety of products for dozens of industry leaders.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we’ve put our CNG fleet to good use delivering hurricane relief supplies – water, bread and other supplies – across the state of Florida. Our natural gas fleet has been running without concern for the diesel fuel shortage that has challenged traditional fleets.
We’re proud of our contribution to a more efficient, productive, and sustainable freight industry. Learn more about how our CNG fleet can reduce your carbon footprint.