Pasha Distribution Services Renews Environmental Commitment with SmartWay Partnership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

PDS recognized again for meeting rigorous EPA standards.

Pasha Distribution Services (PDS) continues its steadfast support and participation in the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility. SmartWay is the EPA’s flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain industry.

“The EPA applauds the renewal of Pasha’s SmartWay membership and congratulates them on their work towards more cost-effective and environmentally efficient freight transportation,” said Terri Myers of SmartWay Transport Partnership.

PDS’ California fleet is responsible for delivering over 25,000 vehicles in the Pacific Southwest each year. “Not only do many of our customers expect us to participate in this program, we believe it is the responsible way to do business,” added Ed John, General Manager, Managed Carrier Services.

“PDS is proud to have been once again approved by the EPA for this green certification.”

PDS received an ‘Outstanding’ EPA rating. “We attribute this to our no-idle policy when in port, cubing out at over 95% of payload capacity due to the corridors we operate, and because of the complementary nature of the traffic, we enjoy fewer empty back-hauls than in prior years,” said John.

The goals of the partnership are to reduce fuel consumption from trucks and rail delivering freight, lower operating costs, and limit emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and particulate matter that adversely affect air quality. PDS has participated in the SmartWay Program since 2012.