FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 8/31/2016 | Contact: Raymond Gamrat | 724-603-2228
Dunbar, PA – JLE Industries, LLC today announced that it has joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
JLE Industries will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 170.3 million barrels of oil, $24.9 billion in fuel costs, 72.8 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 6 million homes. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, JLE Industries demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
Evan Pohaski, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer said “The entire team here at JLE Industries is extremely proud of our new partnership with SmartWay. By upholding our commitment to accountable environmental stewardship through premier partnerships such as these, JLE Industries will be one step closer to fulfilling its vision of becoming the nation’s premier flatbed and bulk carrier. We look forward to proudly displaying the SmartWay badge as further evidence of our commitment to reduce our company’s carbon footprint.”
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.
JLE Industries, and its affiliate companies, was established in 2012 and is headquartered in Dunbar, PA. JLE Industries is a regional carrier of flatbed freight, as well as local dump truck bulk freight, operating terminals out of Dunbar, Smithfield, PA, and Benwood, WV. JLE Energy operates a state of the art machine shop out of Benwood, WV, servicing the Tri-State Area’s Oil and Gas industry. For more information about JLE Industries and JLE Energy, visit www.jleindustries.com or call 724-603-2228.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.