Photo courtesy of DHL.

Photo courtesy of DHL. 

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency, according to a press release from DHL Express.

SmartWay recognized DHL Express in the U.S. for its initiatives and efforts to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions within its operations.

Between 2014 and 2015, DHL invested more than $50 million in new, more fuel-efficient vehicles. The company now has more than 500 liquid propane gas (LPG) vehicles along with many new fully electric, hybrid-electric and certified clean diesel vehicles.

DHL Express was one of 39 carriers to receive this distinction from the EPA, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3,000 partners. The carrier Excellence Award recipients were honored at the American Trucking Association’s Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in Philadelphia on Oct. 19.

For list of the other SmartWay Excellence Award winners and categories, click here