Tyson, Wal-Mart join SmartWay partnership

Jan. 1, 2005
Mike Leavitt, federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator, announced that Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods have joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership.

Mike Leavitt, federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator, announced that Wal-Mart and Tyson Foods have joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership. SmartWay is a voluntary program that is increasing the energy efficiency and energy security of the United States while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The SmartWay Transport Partnership aims to reduce, by 2012, between 33 and 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, as much as 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions per year, and increase fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil per year. SmartWay partners can achieve fuel efficiency in ways including automatic tire-inflation systems, next-generation super single tires, use of low-viscosity lubricants, reducing truck idling time, and improving routing and scheduling.

Access www.epa.gov/smartway for more information on the partnership.

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