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Unisource Worldwide joins EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership

January 23, 2013

NORCROSS, GA — Unisource Worldwide has announced that its transportation fleet has met the requirements to be become part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership, according to a press release.

SmartWay Transport is the EPA's flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain, the release stated.

"Over the past few years, Unisource has made a significant investment to improve the energy efficiency and reduce emissions throughout our transportation fleet," said Steve Petrazio, vice president of corporate real estate and fleet management for Unisource Worldwide.

"We are pleased to become a part of the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and look forward to continuing to be an industry leader in implementing strategies and best practices to improve our supply chain operations," Petrazio added.

According to the release, in recent years, the company implemented a proprietary transportation system, called Roadnet, to optimize delivery routing and improve fuel efficiency throughout its fleet.

In addition, Unisource continually invests in its business fleet by replacing outdated tractors with newer equipment that includes the latest technological innovations available, the release noted.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.