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Hub Group awarded EPA excellence award

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OAK BROOK -- Hub Group has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the seventh time with a SmartWay Excellence Award.

The award acknowledges the efforts of Hub Group and other participating SmartWay companies in building environmentally friendly and energy-efficient supply chains.

"Sustainability is a key priority for Hub Group, and we strive to be the sustainability leader in the transportation industry," said Hub Group Chairman and CEO David Yeager. "Our green containers serve as a constant reminder of our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices."

According to the EPA, freight companies participating in the SmartWay program have saved more than 248.8 million barrels of oil, lowered fuel costs by $33.4 billion and reduced emissions of harmful air pollutants by 119 million tons since SmartWay began in 2004.