The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Tyson Foods for the company’s efforts to reduce emissions of vehicles shipping its products and curtail the number of overall truck miles.

The EPA’s Smart Way Transport Partnership is a collaboration between the agency and the freight transportation industry.  The partnership aims to help shippers, carriers, and logistics companies save money by improving fuel efficiency.

Tyson Foods eliminated more than 145 million over-the-road truck miles during fiscal years 2011 and 2012.  Tyson was also recognized for the company’s successful initiatives to buy lightweight equipment, its package design, and use of railway shipping and logistics.   Tyson Foods has been a Smart Way participant since 2004.