Every year, dealerships receive approximately 2.2 million new Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Such a feat would not be possible without the Toyota motor Sales, USA, Inc. transportation team, Toyota Logistics Services (TLS). Now, the U.S. EPA has recognized the TLS for it’s dedication and efficiency with a SmartWay Award.
The SmartWay Transport program, a flagship program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to clean up the transportation industry by reducing greenhouse gasses and improving fuel efficiency. The program utilizes research in evaluating new ways to decide the best, most efficient practices. The SmartWay Excellence Award is only given to the top one percent of SmartWay partners, and the U.S. EPA recognizes the TLS as having exhibited what it takes: superior environmental performance
Toyota’s commitment to working solely with SmartWay certified carriers ensures the continual reduction of fuel consumption and lowered emissions. Dedication to operating with up-to-date equipment and under industry best practices is what keeps them SmartWay certified.
Programs like SmartWay are vital. SmartWay partners across the nation contribute to a fuel-cost savings that totals to an estimated $8.1 billion since 2004 alone. That’s an equivalent of 65 million barrels of oil unused. With over 3,000 SmartWay partners, they can really have a positive and measurable impact. Toyota is proud to be recognized as one of the best.