Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Keeping Trucking Green

The Chamber annually recognizes entrepreneurial efforts that meet a high standard of excellence for environmental, preservation and protection accomplishments through its Tahoma Business Environmental Award.

This morning the 2009 award was presented by award sponsor Tom Taylor, Taylor-Thomason Insurance, to Linda Leary, President of Carlile Transportation Systems (Carlile) at the Chamber’s Good Morning! Breakfast event.

[PHOTO: Linda Leary’s acceptance speech with Tom Taylor, award sponsor and presenter in the background]

Carlile, a full-service transportation company that provides service in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, has and continues to demonstrate its commitment to environmental enterprises in myriad ways, including making company-wide updates to their fleet continually. Carlile’s many environmental initiatives got a performance boost with the purchase of a hybrid diesel-electric truck, the first of its kind to operate on the West Coast, in December 2008. Quieter than standard trucks, the medium-duty Kenworth T370 is expected to cut fuel consumption by up to 30 percent.

Carlile has deservedly been acknowledged with the Tahoma Business Environmental Award by having invested money and thought into ways that would improve the environmental performance of their overall operations and thus, impacting our community’s quality of life.

Visit our website for more information on Carlile’s environmental achievements.
[Photo: The Tahoma Business Environmental Award]

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