ShipCarsNow will contribute to the SmartWay’s goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of our freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, ShipCarsNow demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
"As part of Union Pacific, we are helping used car shippers to take advantage of rail transport, which is almost four times more fuel efficient that truck," said Jeff Grandstaff, general manager.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The SmartWay Transport Partnership currently has over 2,600 Partners.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/
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ShipCarsNow is a subsidiary of Insight Network Logistics and part of the Union Pacific Corporation. Formed in 2006, ShipCarsNow was created to provide the used car industry with affordable multimodal auto shipping services. The company brings nationwide transportation resources and technology to the auto remarketing industry as a natural extension of Insight's logistics and transportation operations for new car distribution. ShipCarsNow.com provides used car shippers (e.g. auto manufacturers, auto auctions, dealers, finance companies, fleet operators, etc.) with a fast and easy way to book affordable vehicle transportation online. For more information, visit www.ShipCarsNow.com or contact ShipCarsNow Toll Free (866) 207-3360.