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Do you want to save fuel and go an extra “green” mile for your customers?    
As a motor carrier, you want to save fuel and provide your customers with excellent customer service – including a proven commitment to the environment.    

Join SmartWay to save fuel, showcase your environmental performance and build stronger customer relationships!


EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven collaboration to help businesses move goods in cleaner, more efficient, lower carbon ways. 

SmartWay gives carriers a competitive edge by providing tools that enable our partners to analyze their environmental performance, fuel use, and improve efficiency.  SmartWay carriers can use this performance data several ways, including:

  • Start a conversation with your customers about what your company is doing to improve freight efficiency and reduce emissions,
  • Demonstrate your company's environmental leadership and commitment to sustainable freight,
  • Gain broad public and industry recognition for your progress and success! 

EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven collaboration aimed at helping motor carriers move goods in the cleanest, most efficient way possible. 

Learn more:

SmartWay Video Player Link

Click the Image to Watch the SmartWay "Any Way You Ship It, Move it the SmartWay" Video.


You will be in great company when you join SmartWay!

With over 2900 SmartWay Truck, Multimodal, Rail and Barge Carrier partners, you will be among the global leaders in freight sustainability.


Why should you join SmartWay? SmartWay Carriers say it best...

Logo for Coventant TransportSmartWay is a valuable initiative that both our employees and customers support.  Covenant is an initial member of SmartWay and we  encourage carriers and shippers to learn more about how the partnership can help your company support the future of our industry and the environment. "

– Joey Hogan, President, Covenant Transport
Logo for YRC“ The SmartWay program has been an invaluable resource for us and we greatly respect and appreciate the program's role in leading our industry to reduce its emissions output."”


Joining SmartWay is straight forward (and free)! Get started today!

Ready to reduce your carbon footprint while increasing your environmental performance? Just click below and follow the three simple steps to join.

Step 1: Discover which "SmartWay Carrier" category is the right for your company

Partner Categories and Eligibility

SmartWay has room for just about everyone, and includes multiple key Partner types that cover the range of freight shipping activities and stakeholders. These include all retailers, manufacturers, distributors, cargo owners and other shippers, as well as private fleets, commercial carriers, and 3rd party logistics providers. Each partner plays an important role in the partnership process and benefits from their participation and commitments.

Please identify your partner type and eligibility below to register in the appropriate category:

If your company is a...

SmartWay Partner Category

Eligibility

Role in SmartWay

Retailer or manufacturer of food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, lumber/paper, chemical and petroleum, etc.

Shipper Partner

You contract the shipping of 95% or more of your freight with outside firms

Commit to ship more freight with more high performing SmartWay carriers. Encourage carriers and peers to register.  Improve operational efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Institution receiving procured goods, e.g., school, government, hospital, etc.,

Shipper Partner

You contract the shipping of 95% or more of your freight with outside firms

Commit to ship more freight with more high performing SmartWay carriers. Encourage carriers and peers to register.  Improve operational efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Any above that uses own private fleet
(includes class 2 through class 8b Trucks)

Truck Carrier Partner

You operate and manage or lease your own fleet and contract the shipping of 5% or less of your freight with outside firms

Commit to and demonstrate improved fleet efficiency. Encourage shipper clients and peers to register.  Improve operational efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Private Truck fleet
(includes class 2 through class 8b Trucks)

Truck Carrier Partner

See above

Commit to and demonstrate improved fleet efficiency. Encourage peers to register.  Improve operational and fleet efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Commercial for-hire truck carrier
(includes class 2 through class 8b Trucks)

Truck Carrier Partner

You operate and manage or lease your own fleet and are hired by others to move their freight

Commit to and demonstrate improved fleet efficiency. Encourage shipper clients and peers to register.  Improve operational efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Commercial for hire rail carrier (Class 1 or Short line)

Rail Carrier Partner

You operate and manage or lease your own rail line and are hired by others to move their freight

Commit to and demonstrate improved fleet efficiency. Encourage shipper clients and peers to register.  Improve operational efficiency. Report freight activity annually.

Freight Broker or forwarder, 3rd party logistics provider or non asset based carrier

Logistics Partner

You contract the shipping of more than 5% your freight with outside firms

Commit to and improve operational efficiency. Encourage shipper clients, contract carriers and peers to register.  Report freight activity annually.

Private fleet combined with rail and logistics brokerage

Multi-modal Carrier

You operate your own managed fleet and contract the shipping of 5% or more of your freight with outside firms or more than 10% with rail

Commit to and improve operational efficiency. Encourage shipper clients, contract carriers and peers to register.  Report freight activity annually.

Trade or professional association., non-profits, online retailer, truck stop, Truck dealer

SmartWay Affiliate

See Affiliate agreement

Promote the goals of SmartWay and work to educate stakeholder community. Encourage members or stakeholders to register. 

Technology vendors, for profit firms, others

SmartWay Community member

All others

Promote the goals of SmartWay and work to educate stakeholder community.

International government agency

SmartWay International Ally

All others

Explore starting a SmartWay sister program in your agency, promote the goals of SmartWay and work to educate stakeholder community.


-->TRUCK CARRIERS--Step 2:
Use the "SmartWay Partner Tool Kit for Truck Carriers" to complete your tool submission

The Truck Carrier Tool contains everything you need to join SmartWay and become a registered Partner in good standing. The tool contains guidance on each page to help you submit your tool, including screen demos and definitions. We've also provided user guides and worksheets below for added support.

To register as a SmartWay Truck Carrier:

  1. Download the current year's tool and the associated guidance documents and worksheets (as needed).
  2. Complete your tool submission.
  3. Email your tool's "xml" file to smartway_transport@epa.gov.

TRUCK CARRIER TOOL

TRUCK CARRIER TOOL USER GUIDES

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process.

TRUCK CARRIER TOOL WORKSHEETS

These worksheets help you prepare your tool submission and make data gathering easier.

SUBMITTING YOUR TOOL: Please follow the instructions in the tool for saving your file, then submit via email to smartway_transport@epa.gov for evaluation.

*Note: EPA cannot provide technical support for preparing files for importing. Please work with your internal IT department to make sure data files are set up properly for import.


-->MULTIMODAL CARRIERS--Step 2:
Use the "SmartWay Partner Tool Kit for Multimodal Carriers" to complete your tool submission

The Multimodal Carrier Tool contains everything you need to join SmartWay and become a registered Partner in good standing. The tool contains guidance on each page to help you submit your tool, including screen demos and definitions. We've also provided user guides and worksheets below for added support.

To register as a SmartWay Multimodal Carrier:

  1. Download the current year's tool and the associated guidance documents and worksheets (as needed).
  2. Complete your tool submission.
  3. Email your tool's "xml" file to smartway_transport@epa.gov.

MULTIMODAL CARRIER TOOL

MULTIMODAL TOOL USER GUIDES

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process.

SUBMITTING YOUR TOOL: Please follow the instructions in the tool for saving your file, then submit via email to smartway_transport@epa.gov for evaluation.

*Note: EPA cannot provide technical support for preparing files for importing. Please work with your internal IT department to make sure data files are set up properly for import.


-->RAIL CARRIERS--Step 2:
Use the "SmartWay Partner Tool Kit for Rail Carriers" to complete your tool submission

The Rail Carrier Tool contains everything you need to join SmartWay and become a registered Partner in good standing. The tool contains guidance on each page to help you submit your tool, including screen demos and definitions. We've also provided user guides and worksheets below for added support.

To register as a SmartWay Rail Carrier:

  1. Download the current year's tool and the associated guidance documents and worksheets (as needed).
  2. Complete your tool submission.
  3. Email your tool's "xml" file to smartway_transport@epa.gov.

RAIL CARRIER TOOL

RAIL TOOL USER GUIDES

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process.

SUBMITTING YOUR TOOL: Please follow the instructions in the tool for saving your file, then submit via email to smartway_transport@epa.gov for evaluation.

*Note: EPA cannot provide technical support for preparing files for importing. Please work with your internal IT department to make sure data files are set up properly for import.


-->BARGE CARRIERS--Step 2:
Use the "SmartWay Partner Tool Kit for Barge Carriers" to complete your tool submission

The Barge Carrier Tool contains everything you need to join SmartWay and become a registered Partner in good standing. The tool contains guidance on each page to help you submit your tool, including screen demos and definitions. We've also provided user guides and worksheets below for added support.

To register as a SmartWay Rail Carrier:

  1. Download the current year's tool and the associated guidance documents and worksheets (as needed).
  2. Complete your tool submission.
  3. Email your tool's "xml" file to smartway_transport@epa.gov.

BARGE CARRIER TOOL

BARGE TOOL USER GUIDES

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process.

SUBMITTING YOUR TOOL: Please follow the instructions in the tool for saving your file, then submit via email to smartway_transport@epa.gov for evaluation.

*Note: EPA cannot provide technical support for preparing files for importing. Please work with your internal IT department to make sure data files are set up properly for import.

Step 3: Wait for confirmation of your partnership status.

Once your tool is evaluated and approved, a SmartWay Partner Account Manager will notify you via e-mail. You will be provided with a registration number and your company will be listed as a partner on the SmartWay website.


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