BAY & BAY TRANSPORTATION RECOGNIZED FOR
REDUCING FUEL CONSUMPTION (1.4 million gallons), TRUCK EMISSIONS
Company Is Inducted into EPA’s
SmartWay Transport Partnership Program
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 7, 2008) — Bay & Bay Transportation, a national transportation and logistics company, was inducted into the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWaySM Transport Partnership program in February 2008. Bay & Bay applied for, and earned, the SmartWay partner mark of distinction for the company’s use of emissions-reducing technology within its truck fleet.
Bay & Bay’s SmartWay Shipper Index Factor (SIF) score of 1.25 in 2007 is the highest level recognized by the EPA. The SIF score is a function of fuel efficiency, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter (PM) emissions.
“Bay & Bay earned this honor for our emissions-reductions efforts in 2007, but we’ve been taking significant steps to reduce emissions and conserve fuel for the past decade. We actually came into the SmartWay program already at the highest SIF level possible,” explained Sam Anderson, president of Bay & Bay. He added that the company is dedicated to maintaining long-term, environmentally friendly practices.
Bay & Bay saved an estimated 1,435,039 gallons of diesel fuel in 2007 by using several cleaner air initiatives including:
- Implementing various trailer strategies for smarter fuel use (765,355 gallons)
Bay & Bay initiatives, continued:
- Installing aerodynamic elements on combination trucks to streamline airflow (383,547 gallon savings)
- Installing 140 auxiliary power units (APUs) on trucks, so drivers can turn their engines off, yet maintain a comfortable cab (131,400 gallon savings)
- Using low-friction drive train lubricants and tire technology to improve fuel mileage (56,264 gallon savings)
- Setting 68 mph cruise control road speeds on company trucks (53,877 gallon savings)
“I commend Bay & Bay for integrating clean, innovative strategies and technologies into its fleet operations to reduce energy use and meet its SmartWay environmental commitments,” said Margo T. Oge, Director of EPA's Office of Transportation & Air Quality. Her office calculated that Bay & Bay’s initiatives saved/prevented: 15,918 tons of carbon dioxide, .761 tons of PM and 44.1 tons of oxides of nitrogen from entering our atmosphere.
Background: Bay & Bay Transportation
Founded in 1941, Bay & Bay is a nationwide truckload carrier and has nationwide logistics services that handle dry, specialized blanket wrap, and flatbed movements. Bay & Bay also has a dry bulk tanker fleet that services the eastern half of the United States. The company is headquartered in Rosemount, MN (a southern suburb of Minneapolis), with terminals in Burnsville, MN, and Neenah, WI. For additional company information, go to www.bayandbay.com.
Background: SmartWay Transport Partnership
The EPA created the SmartWay Transport Partnership in January 2003 to demonstrate that participants can save money on fuel and operating costs while, at the same time, help the environment. It’s estimated that the program’s 700 participating companies saved over $1.2 billion in fuel costs and removed more than four million tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the air in 2007. By 2012, the partnership will cut carbon dioxide emissions between 33 and 66 million metric tons per year and nitrogen oxide emissions by 200,000 tons per year. This is equivalent to removing up to 12 million cars from the road or saving up to 150 million barrels of oil.