Matchmaker Logistics Goes Green

Matchmaker is proud to announce that we have been awarded SmartWay Partner status by the EPA! Although there is still some debate about global warming and the effects of greenhouse type gases on the environment, we don’t think anyone would debate whether or not we should protect the environment for future generations.

At Matchmaker Logistics, we are striving to do our part to reduce fuel consumption and improve our air quality for future generations. In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a great tool to allow both asset and non-asset based companies to contribute to the reduction in transportation-related emissions. According to the EPA’s website, “the SmartWay brand signifies a partnership among government, business, and consumers to protect our environment, reduce fuel consumption, and improve our air quality for future generations”.

Matchmaker applied for SmartWay Partnership status in December 2008. After carefully scrutinizing each carrier that Matchmaker tendered a shipment to in 2008, the company earned a SmartWay Score of 0.51. In general, the better the environmental performance of our service providers, the better the SmartWay score will be. Matchmaker has set a goal of raising the SmartWay Score to 1.00 for 2009!

If you are interested in becoming a SmartWay Partner you can find more information at the EPA website.