Covenant was an early adopter of the EPA’s Smartway Certification Program to measure, benchmark, and improve freight transportation efficiencies. Every year since the program’s debut in 2006, Covenant has consistently maintained full Smartway certification. In addition, we regularly upgrade the entire fleet with the average truck age of 2.5 years, compared to the 5.5-year industry average. Our commitment to a modern fleet not only keeps our professional drivers in the latest technology but also ensures we maintain the latest emission-reduction technologies.
In addition, our Maintenance Team constantly reviews new fuel-saving solutions from both OEM and aftermarket vendors to utilize the latest innovations in tractor/trailer aerodynamics, adaptive cruise control, and aerodynamic height control.
In 2019, Covenant continued to expand its use of bio-diesel fuel, where 64% foal l fuel was between 2% and 20% bio-diesel blend (26% of all purchased fuel was at least 20% bio-fuel).