Transportation and logistics company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., with headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas, has received the SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the 12th consecutive year.
“We’re honored to be recognized with the EPA SmartWay Excellence Award once again,” said Craig Harper, chief sustainability officer and executive vice president at J.B. Hunt. “Developing a sustainable supply chain remains at the forefront of our business strategy, and we will continue adopting resources and technology that reduce carbon emissions and encourage efficiency.”
J.B. Hunt was chosen as one of 72 freight transportation leaders to receive the accolade, which honors the peak performers in the SmartWay program for their enhanced environmental performance and commitment to freight efficiency. The company was selected from more than 4,000 shippers, carriers and logistics organizations.
J.B. Hunt is a provider of transportation solutions that support a low-carbon future. In 2020, the company avoided approximately 3.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by converting over-the-road loads to intermodal, which is equivalent to removing more than 750,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year, the company said in a news release.