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Barr-Nunn Transportation Receives Highest Rating from EPA's SmartWay Program

Granger, IA – June 1, 2009
Barr-Nunn Transportation, Inc. announced that it received the highest rating from the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership program. Barr-Nunn received a 1.25 rating, the highest a company can receive through SmartWay’s program. The program is aimed at reducing greenhouse gases while implementing measures to reduce fuel consumption within America’s transportation sector.

Barr-Nunn first began working with the SmartWay program in 2006. Barr-Nunn agreed to set and strive for the attainment of environmental and fuel efficiency goals within three years that help improve the environment. The SmartWay program helped Barr-Nunn set improvement goals and calculate cost savings by implementing idling reduction strategies and policies; truck and trailer aerodynamic upgrades; improved pickup and delivery scheduling; tire upgrades and much more.

"We are committed to continuous improvement in both energy efficiency and environmental friendliness," says Rene Beacom, president of Barr-Nunn Transportation, Inc. "Our higher score is a reflection of the ongoing and substantial efforts of the entire Barr-Nunn team."

The program, which is entirely voluntary, signifies a partnership among government, business and consumers to protect our environment, reduce fuel consumption, and improve our air quality for future generations.

About the SmartWay Transport Partnership

In 2004, the EPA launched SmartWay—an innovative brand that represents environmentally cleaner, more fuel efficient transportation options. SmartWay Transport is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security. Companies that participate in SmartWay Transport programs save money, reduce fuel consumption and are recognized for their social responsibility and leadership.

To learn more about SmartWay programs, visit www.epa.gov/smartway

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