JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 27, 2020 – CSX announces that Corey Davis, director of fuel strategy and utilization, has been presented with the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award for his leadership in the company’s fuel conservation emission reduction efforts.
Davis, a 24-year veteran of the railroad, played an integral role in CSX’s record-breaking fuel efficiency gains. Through his efforts in 2019, CSX established a fuel conservation desk to monitor and alert train crews fuel performance, installed remote monitoring hardware on locomotives to detect fuel waste, and expanded the use of Trip Optimizer, a cruise control-like tool that helps locomotives automatically adjust to the most fuel-efficient driving plan.
These initiatives helped drive the company’s fuel consumption to under one gallon of fuel per 1,000 gross ton-miles and cut greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 8.1%.
“We are proud of this recognition from the AAR that highlights CSX’s focus on reducing emissions through improved fuel efficiency. Corey and his team have been instrumental in making CSX the most fuel-efficient Class 1 railroad in the United States,” said Jamie Boychuk, executive vice president of Operations.
The prestigious award recognizes railroad employees who have demonstrated the highest level of environmental stewardship during the previous year. For the third consecutive year, a CSX employee has won the award for their dedication to sustainable business practices and improving environmental performance.
The Chafee Environmental Excellence Award is an annual recognition named after the late Rhode Island senator, who was a strong advocate of environmental efforts.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For nearly 200 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 230 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OfficialCSX) and follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/CSX).
Bryan Tucker, Corporate Communications