Manito Transit is now transporting goods throughout the Midwest with a greener footprint. The GROWMARK subsidiary transports fuels, fertilizers, crop protection products and more via tank trucks, and has just become a member of the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The SMARTWAY registrants work with the EPA and adopt tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental leadership,” said Steve Kubsch, GROWMARK director of transportation operations. “It will help us continue to seek efficient ways that enhance competitiveness and reduce cost. It will also help benefit the environment and strengthen our nation’s energy security and economy.”
Manito Transit is one of around 3,000 SmartWay Transport Partners that include shipper, logistics companies, truck rail, barge, and multimodal carriers. The company 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 six million homes. The program was launched in 2004 jointly by the EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility.