If your business uses Penske Truck Leasing to transport vehicles, you now utilize a company who is an Affiliate in the Canada SmartWay Transport Partnership.

The SmartWay program, created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is administered by Natural Resources Canada.

The program was launched back in 2004 to help businesses ramp up the sustainability of their freight supply chains, and the program was introduced to Canada in 2012.

"We appreciate the opportunity to gain SmartWay membership in Canada," said Drew Cullen, Penske vice president of fuels and environmental affairs. "Our company has long-term leasing, rental, used truck sales and logistics operations in Canada. We are now able to assist our transportation customers with standardizing their sustainability programs outside the U.S."

The U.S. branch of Penske Truck Leasing is a consecutive winner of the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award.

And in 2013, Penske Logistics was given a SmartWay Excellence Award.

Last year alone, over 300 Canadian SmartWay partners saved more than $65 million (CAD) in fuel costs and cut down emissions by an amount equal to taking more than 100,000 cars off the road for the entire year, Penske reported.

Currently, the SmartWay Transport Partnership connected over 3,000 companies. Affiliates have access to free, standardized tools to help them benchmark their freight operations and find areas to improve their productivity and competitiveness.