Navistar recognized by EPA as SmartWay high performer

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The EPA recognized Navistar on Thursday as a high performer in the shipping category of its SmartWay program

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"Navistar is honored to be the only heavy-duty OEM recognized in the shipper category by the EPA's SmartWay program," says Michael Grahe, executive vice president of operations for Navistar. "As we look to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility, it is pertinent that all aspects of our business operations conduct work in an environmentally conscious way." 

SmartWay provides a comprehensive system for tracking fuel use and freight emissions across supply chains; helps companies identify more efficient freight carriers, transport modes, equipment and operational strategies; supports global energy security; and reduces emissions by accelerating the use of advanced fuel-saving technologies.

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A high performer in the shipper category falls into the upper performance ranges of efficiency or air quality in various pollution metrics. Shipper high performers meet the previous year's award semifinalist criteria based on the ability to demonstrate 98% of miles or ton-miles shipped with SmartWay partners and environmental performance based on a weighted average of environmental metrics results. 

"As Navistar continues to make product innovations to comply with environmental, regulatory and industry standards, we will continue to work with partners to ensure we are on the right track," says Peter Friberg, Navistar's chief procurement officer. "This designation as a high performer is a proof point on our sustainability journey and our shift toward zero-emission vehicles and sustainable supply chain transportation solutions." 

The SmartWay Excellence Awards are paused this year. The EPA says it's updating the 10-year-old program based on feedback from its partner companies. The high performers list and featured partner profiles will still recognize SmartWay partners this year.

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