ExxonMobil Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
– ExxonMobil has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a voluntary collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing emissions that may result in air pollution. ExxonMobil’s participation in the Carrier category will contribute to the Partnership’s goal of reducing carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate emissions by improving the environmental performance of freight operations. ExxonMobil operates a fleet of 150 company-owned tanker trucks that deliver gasoline products to many of its Exxon- and Mobil-branded service stations across the U.S. Carrier members of the SmartWay Partnership measure fleet environmental performance using EPA’s Freight Logistics Environmental and Energy Tracking (FLEET) Performance Model, develop a three-year action plan to improve environmental metrics, and provide an annual report on action plan progress, according to the report. The SmartWay Transport Partnership, launched in Feb. 2004, aims to achieve fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of fuel per year. The Partnership currently has just over 300 partners. ExxonMobil has already implemented some efficiency measures in its delivery fleet, which are included in the SmartWay Transport Partnership strategies, including driver training, reduced highway speed, improved freight logistics, idle reduction, single wide tires, automatic tire inflation systems, and installing new technologies, among others.