Echo Global Logistics' Joins EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership, Achieves Highest Possible Score
CHICAGO, Feb 12, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ECHO), a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, today announced that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay(SM) Transport Partnership, an initiative with the goal of environmentally cleaner, more fuel efficient transportation options.
After a comprehensive review of company operations, Echo was given the score of 1.25, which is the highest possible rating and represents "outstanding environmental performance." Partners with scores of 1.25 are awarded the honor of displaying the SmartWay Transport Partner logo, EPA's symbol for superior fuel efficiency and environmental performance.
"Echo is proud to be a part of such an admirable program," said Douglas Waggoner, Echo's chief executive office. "We understand the importance of protecting the environment and we strive to reduce the footprint of the overall transportation industry by aggressively pursuing sustainable practices."
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a collaborative program developed by the EPA and the United States freight industry to reduce transportation related emissions and to promote environmentally cleaner, more fuel efficient transportation options. With more than 1,000 partners, SmartWay represents a joint endeavor among government, business and consumers to make a positive impact on our environment.
About Echo Global Logistics
Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology enabled transportation and supply chain management services, delivered on a proprietary technology platform, serving the transportation and logistics needs of its clients. Echo's web-based technology platform compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 22,000 transportation providers to serve its clients' shipping and freight management needs. Echo procures transportation and provides logistics services for more than 11,600 clients across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, consumer products and retail. For more information on Echo, visit: www.echo.com.
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