Safeway Welcomes President Obama to Maryland Distribution Center

Safeway Inc. welcomed President of the United States Barack Obama to its Upper Marlboro distribution center as he called for new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

In using the Upper Marlboro distribution center for the backdrop for this important announcement, President Obama recognized Safeway’s commitment to operating its business in the most fuel efficient and environmentally responsible way.

Safeway’s long time participation in the EPA SmartWay Transport Program as both a carrier and shipping partner helps the company move goods through its expansive supply chain in the cleanest and most efficient way possible.  In 2013, 99.9 percent of the truck loads that moved through Safeway’s distribution centers were shipped by SmartWay Transport partner carriers who have implemented technologies to improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Safeway has increased its ton miles per gallon (the amount of fuel needed to transport a ton of material one mile) by nearly 28 percent since 2006.

View the complete press release to learn more about the initiatives that make Safeway a leader in transportation efficiency. 

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