Manitoulin Transport First Trucking Company in Canada to Receive ISO 14001:2004 Certification — for its Environmental Management System

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GORE BAY –  Manitoulin Transport is the first transportation and logistics company in Canada to receive a certificate of compliance with ISO 14001:2004, an international standard that sets out the criteria for an environmental management system.  This certification, which Manitoulin spent two years preparing for, demonstrates the company’s commitment to understanding and improving upon its impact on the environment.

“We are proud to lead the industry in this critical endeavour,” said Jeff Smith, executive vice-president, Manitoulin Group of Companies.  “We feel morally compelled to reduce our CO2 emissions and our overall footprint, given the consequences of climate change that we now regularly experience in Canada and around the world.”

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards.   ISO 14001:2004 assures company management, staff, customers and other external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

Manitoulin Transport has a history of environmental stewardship which includes: the  early adoption of speed limits for all its trucks; the use of super single tires; investing in long-combination vehicles to carry greater loads in a single trip; using recycled water to clean its trucks; retrofitting tractor-trailers with aerodynamic enhancers such as cab extenders, roof fairings and trailer skirts — which significantly reduce emissions.

“We are constantly challenging ourselves to find ways to address environmental concerns relating to our business and, more importantly, our equipment,” said Smith.  “Becoming ISO 14001 certified is a significant accomplishment for management and staff.  It was a long and rigorous process, which called for deep commitment to the cause.  It wasn’t easy getting there, but it was all worth it.”

About Manitoulin Transport

Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider.  As a single-source carrier, it offers a wide array of transportation solutions, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truck-load, trans-border, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to service major urban and rural areas. In North America, its distribution coverage consists of more than 60 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres. All these solutions are assisted by its state-of-the-art technology that provides customers with 24 x 7 critical shipping information to manage and complete their supply chain processes. For more information, visit http://www.manitoulintransport.com.

About Manitoulin Group of Companies

Manitoulin Group of Companies is one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics solutions providers.  It has over 50 years’ experience servicing a variety of industries and some of the world’s largest organizations.  As a single source provider, its offerings include; expedited less-than-truckload / truckload, crating, customs brokerage, global forwarding, global time critical delivery, heavy haul, logistics, warehousing and supply chain management. These services are supported by state-of-the-art technology which provides 24 x 7 on-line shipping assistance.  Manitoulin leverages its extensive network to connect businesses across Canada and around the world.  For more information, please visit: www.manitoulingroup.com .

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