TONTITOWN, Ark., Oct. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- P.A.M. Transport, Inc., the primary operating subsidiary of P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTSI), has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Dan Cushman, President and CEO commented, "P.A.M. Transport is pleased and honored to accept the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award, and to participate in such an environmentally important initiative."
P.A.M. Transport, Inc. was one of 44 carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay's nearly 3,000 Partners. The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in San Diego, California on October 7, 2014.
"SmartWay carriers deserve our gratitude for a decade of progress in cutting carbon pollution and other air pollutants," said Chris Grundler, Director, EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality. "They have reduced thousands of tons of dangerous pollutants and raised the bar on a sustainable transportation future, all while saving money in fuel costs."
About P.A.M. Transport, Inc.
P.A.M. Transport, Inc. is a leading truckload dry van carrier transporting general commodities throughout the continental United States, as well as in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The Company also provides transportation service in Mexico through its gateways in Laredo and El Paso, Texas under agreements with Mexican carriers. P.A.M. Transport, Inc. is also the primary operating subsidiary of P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:PTSI).
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay's clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.
More information on SmartWay in general: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/
List of Excellence Award recipients: http://epa.gov/smartway/about/sw-awards.htm#aboutawards
CONTACT: FROM: P.A.M. TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, INC. P.O. BOX 188 Tontitown, AR 72770 Allen W. West (479) 361-9111
Source:P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc.