Council Celebrates and Recognizes Green Leaders

CES Celebrates Fontaine Modification’s Sustainability Advancement

STAUNTON, VA – Fontaine Modification, a Marmon Highway Technologies/Berkshire Hathaway company located in Statesville, NC, received a Council on Environmental Standards Association (CES) recognition award Wednesday, August 7, 2019 for its support and advancement of environmentally sustainable fleet management. 

​Judy Williams, CES president and CEO, and James Williams, vice president, presented the 2019 award to Fontaine’s Brad Howard, director of fleet operations, Wes Lundy, purchasing manager, and Brian Gagnon, director of supply chain, in recognition of the company’s support and recommendation of sustainable fleet management products, practices and protocols to its many customers, which is fulfillment of one of the Association’s operational tenants.

​“We cross-reference and refer Council members and like-minded consumers to companies exhibiting strong environmental stewardship – and a commitment to honoring the intellectual properties and ideas of the people who are improving our world – to help build a 360 degree, integrated system of sustainability.  Participants throughout the supply chain have countless opportunities to help grow green fleets across America. 

​When Fontaine and other companies share knowledge and environmentally sound products, practices, and ideas with OEMs and the trucking industry itself, they are promoting and supporting environmentally sustainable fleet management that benefits people, planet, and profit,” said Judy.   

​In addition to its Statesville headquarters, Fontaine, a company with a 30 year history of providing pre-delivery streamlining and detailing of new trucks from major manufacturers, has additional locations in Charlotte, NC, Chillicothe, Springfield, and Avon Lake, OH, Dublin, VA, Garland and Laredo, TX, and Williamstown, WV.  

Fontaine Modification representatives Brian Gagnon, Brad Howard, and Wes Lundy (L-R) with Judy Williams


Fossil Fuels Management Earns UPS Trailblazer and Leadership Awards

Michael McDonald, UPS Director of Maintenance and Engineering for Sustainability and Government Affairs (center), accepted an award for UPS, celebrating the company’s superior leadership in sustainable fleet maintenance.

​The Council on Environmental Standards Association (CES) President and CEO, Judy Williams (right), presented the award while attending the 2019 Sustainability Technology Conference and Expo in Durham, NC, Wednesday, August 7. Rick Sapienza (left), Director of the Clean Transportation Program for North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center and lead coordinator of the conference, helped celebrate UPS’ excellence in fleet environmental sustainability.

​He engaged McDonald as a conference panelist to share the company’s current and future sustainable fleet practices. NC Clean Energy Technology Center, NC Dept. of Transportation, and NCU present this annual conference, which includes a pre-conference event presented by the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas.

​Also, at that event, 100 Best Fleets founder and CEO, Tom C. Johnson showcases fleet maintenance leaders out of the best 100 fleets and affords attendees an opportunity to learn from these industry-changing professionals. In addition, Johnson -a CES board member – presents the year’s top 50 Green Fleet Awards.

Rick Sapienza, Michael McDonald, and Judy Willliams (L-R) Corporate Sustainability
Leadership Award
Judy Williams presents Dennis Elford, UPS Director of Maintenance & Engineering Transportation Fleet & Corporate Automotive Engineering, with Trailblazer Leadership Award

Ruan Applauded for Fleet Sustainability and IP Support

Ruan Transportation has a long-established history of sustainability practices that reach across its corporate landscape.

​In 2012, Ruan added an American-made, green fleet maintenance device to ensure spill-free oil changes.  Since then, the addition of Clean Planet Manufacturing’s (CPMI) Oil Evac Valve Kit has helped take Ruan to the next generation of fleet sustainability and environmental stewardship. In recognition of Ruan’s long-standing, comprehensive environmental stewardship, CES’ Judy Williams, president and CEO, and CPMI’s Vice President, James Williams, recently traveled to Ruan’s corporate headquarters in Des Moines, IA where President Williams presented a coveted CES Tier II Award to the company’s transportation leadership team of David Polson, Damon Gray, Brad Gehring and James Cade(left).

Environmental awards and recognitions are not foreign to Ruan.  From the use of alternative fuels, such as CNG, to proven aerodynamic solutions, auto-inflation tire systems, onboard monitoring, and auto-shift power units, Ruan is a proven leader in reducing the carbon footprint and reducing diesel fuel consumption for the company and its customers.

​As a participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project, Ruan is contributing to the Clean Cities annual study on diesel reduction. In addition, Ruan is a standing recipient of Food Logistics’ Top Green Provider list, Inbound Logistics’ Green Supply Chain Partner list and the top 50 Greenest Fleets list by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. In recognition of its commitment to helping position the freight industry more prominently on the sustainability horizon, Ruan has received multiple SmartWay Excellence Awards. 

Pictured with CES Chairman and President Judy Williams are Ruan’s David Polson, Damon Gray, Brad Gehring and James Cade (l-r).