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SmartWay In the News

SmartWay Program Announcements

3/19/2014: PRESS RELEASE: EPA Celebrates 10 Years of SmartWay Partnerships / Voluntary program saves companies billions in fuel costs while cutting pollution.

SmartWay Media Buzz

Recent articles, reports, and press releases about the SmartWay program.

 

 

SmartWay Webinar Schedule

SmartWay hosts webinars to help you get the most out of the program.

  • Upcoming Webinars: To participate in an upcoming SmartWay webinar, you must pre-register. Click the registration link below the webinar description to access webinar participation instructions.
  • Past Webinar Resources: Recordings or presentation slides for all previously-hosted webinars are listed below.
  • Suggest a Topic: If you would like to see a webinar about a specific topic, e-mail your idea to smartway_transport@epa.gov with the subject line "SmartWay Webinar Suggestion."

 

Upcoming SmartWay Webinars

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Webinar Title: Introducing the SmartWay Barge Tool, Webinar #2

When: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Description: After a year of development, review by barge operators, and a thorough academic peer review, please join us as SmartWay introduces its NEW “Barge Tool” and adds barge operation to SmartWay’s suite of Tools designed to help companies calculate their carbon, NOx, and PM emissions from freight movement.   The Barge Tool will cover all US and Canada inland marine and coastal barge operation.   Great Lakes shipping utilizing self powered vessels (freighters) will be covered under a future SmartWay Tool.    Inland Marine freight movement accounts for over 600 million tons of cargo--with an annual value in excess of $70 billion dollars--and is an exceedingly efficient means of freight transportation.   All Barge companies, and SmartWay Shippers, Logistics, and Multimodal Partners should attend this important webinar to see how using barge operations can reduce your emissions footprint.

To register for the 2014 SmartWay Barge Tool Demonstration Webinar #2, please go the following link:
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/swbargetool2/event/registration.htmlExit EPA Disclaimer

Teleconference Number: 1 (866) 299-3188; Access code: 734-214-4205#
Please make note of your webinar registration "user name" and "password" as you will need it again upon login/access to the scheduled webinar.
Registration is limited to 150 people for this webinar.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony

When:  Wednesday, April 23th @ 2:30 pm Eastern Time

Webinar Description:  You are invited to join us for the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony. Cheryl Bynum, National Director for the SmartWay and Supply Chain Program will present awards to 2014 challenge recipients.  Our featured speakers will include several of this year's SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honorees who will share their innovative recruiting, promotional, and marketing  strategies  that have achieved results in encouraging more companies  to learn about and join the SmartWay program. You won’t want to miss this presentation.
When:  Wednesday, April 23rd @ 2:30 pm Eastern Time

To register for this SmartWay 10 webinar, please go the following link:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/340247834Exit EPA Disclaimer

SmartWay 10th Anniversary Webinar: SmartWay Affiliate Round Table

When:  Wednesday, April 30th @ 2:30 pm Eastern Time

Webinar Description:  All Affiliates are asked to participate in an Affiliate Round Table. Find out how Affiliates across the country drum up innovative and creative ways to encourage their members to learn more about the SmartWay program. Learn from their success stories.  Find tips, advice and noteworthy ideas from others who have achieved positive results using SmartWay Affiliate resources.  

We will also kick off next year’s Affiliate Challenge! You won’t want to miss this networking opportunity!


To register for this SmartWay 10 webinar, please go the following link: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/sw10affiliate/event/registration.htmlExit EPA Disclaimer

Teleconference Number: 1 (866) 299-3188; Access code: 734-214-4276#

Please make note of your webinar registration "user name" and "password" as you will need it again upon login/access to the scheduled webinar.
Registration is limited to 150 people for this webinar.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

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Past Webinar Resources

View descriptions and slides (in PDF form) from SmartWay webinars that have already occurred.

Webinar Title: SmartWay 10th Anniversary Webinar: How will EPA's new SmartWay trailer and aerodynamics programs help fleets?

Presented: Wednesday, March 26th @ 2:30 to 3:30pm Eastern Time

Description:  EPA summarized NEW SmartWay-designated Trailer and updated SmartWay-verified aerodynamic technology program for 2014. US EPA rolled-out a new SmartWay trailer designation that expands and refines the program based upon input from fleets and manufacturers. This webinar was part of a series highlighting the progress and future direction that SmartWay and its partners are taking since the partnership was launched ten years ago!

Webinar Title: 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award


Presented: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time

Description:  EPA summarized and explained the eligibility criteria, process and timeline for the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award.

Webinar Presentation: Introducing the SmartWay Barge Tool

Presented: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Description:  Please join us as SmartWay introduces its NEW “Barge Tool” and adds barge operation to SmartWay’s suite of Tools designed to help companies calculate their carbon, NOx and PM emissions from freight movement. EPA makes the Barge Tool available after a year of development, review by barge operators, and a thorough academic peer review. The Barge Tool will cover all US and Canada inland marine and coastal barge operation. Great Lakes shipping utilizing self powered vessels (freighters) will be covered under a future SmartWay Tool. Inland Marine freight movement accounts for over 600 million tons of cargo with an annual value in excess of $70 billion dollars, and is an exceedingly efficient means of freight transportation.  All Barge companies, SmartWay Shippers, Logistics and Multimodal partners should attend this important webinar to see how using barge operations can reduce your emissions footprint.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Charter Partners Share Freight Management Strategies that Make a Difference!

Presented:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Description: This is a special webcast with a special panel of EPA’s SmartWay Charter partners, including representatives from the American Trucking Associations, Canon U.S.A., FedEx Express, and The Home Depot, shared the strategies and best practices their organizations are using to improve freight efficiencies - and their bottom line. This webinar was part of a series highlighting the progress and future direction that SmartWay and its partners are taking since the partnership was launched ten years ago!

 

Webinar Presentation: 2014 SmartWay New Partner Orientation Webinar

Presented:  Thursday, February 13, 2014

Description:  This orientation webinar introduced SmartWay for new partner contacts. Webinar covered a host of orientation topics including: SmartWay Program summary, Partner resources and PAM process, Partner responsibilities and timeline, Tips for completing the tracking and assessment tool, Tool inputs and benefits, Updated Partner Logo Policy, Getting word out in your organization and to your customers, and Understanding the awards program.

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Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Truck Tool Demonstration

Presented:  Thursday, January 23, 2014

Description: Truck Carriers. Instructions were given for completing your 2014 SmartWay submission using 2013 data by demonstrating the latest version (2.0.13) of the Truck Tool.

Webinar Presentation: Green Freight Goes Global: Moving Toward a Global Action Plan

Presented:  Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Presentation about the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) development of a Global Green Freight Action Plan. Multinational shippers and cargo owners, freight carriers, third-party logistics companies and other stakeholder are invited to join CCAC in its effort. To learn more about CCAC, please visit ttp://www.unep.org/ccac/.

Webinar Presentation: Green Freight Goes Global: A Close Look at Green Freight Europe

Presented:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Description: The Green Freight EU program was developed and launched last year as a SmartWay sister program and includes many SmartWay partners and other industry leaders.

Webinar Presentation: Data Quality Best Practices for SmartWay Logistics Companies

Presented:  Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Description: Logistics companies need accurate transportation data to ensure better tracking of emissions benefits associated with investments in technologies and strategies. SmartWay Logistics Partners shared their best practices for ensuring transportation data quality in the logistics industry. Featured speakers included Ashton Shaw of Menlo Logistics, and Scott Dolan of Ardmore Power Logistics

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Webinar Presentation: Data Quality Best Practices for SmartWay Shippers

Presented:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Description: Shippers need accurate transportation data to ensure better tracking of emissions benefits associated with investments in technologies and strategies. SmartWay Shipper Partners shared their best practices for ensuring transportation data quality. Featured speakers included Mark Stephens with Sharp Electronics and Stelios Chrysandreas of Kimberly-Clark.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay New Partner Orientation Webinar

Presented:  Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Description:  This orientation webinar introduced SmartWay for new partner contacts. Webinar covered a host of orientation topics including: SmartWay Program summary, Partner resources and PAM process, Partner responsibilities and timeline, Tips for completing the tracking and assessment tool, Tool inputs and benefits, Updated Partner Logo Policy, Getting word out in your organization and to your customers, and Understanding the awards program.

Webinar Presentation: Data Quality Strategies for SmartWay Carriers

Presented:  Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Description: SmartWay carriers need accurate transportation data to ensure better tracking of emissions benefits associated with investments in technologies and strategies. SmartWay Partners shared their best practices for ensuring transportation-related data quality. Featured speakers included Kevin Haynes with ABF Freight, Lee Whipp of Schneider National, and Amarendra Kumar of The Dow Chemical Company.

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Webinar Title: SmartWay Logistics Tool Demonstration

Presented: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Description: Logistics Partners. Instructions were given for completing your 2013 SmartWay Tool submission, using 2012 data by demonstrating the latest version Logistics Tool.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Affiliate Challenge for 2013

Presented: June 19, 2013

Description: Affiliates. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge allows EPA to recognize those SmartWay Affiliates who have initiated and executed exceptional recruiting, promotional and marketing activities in support of our shared goals.

Webinar Presentation: Multi-modal Tool Demonstration

Presented: June 12, 2013

Description: Multi-modal Carriers. Instructions were given for completing your 2013 SmartWay Tool submission, using 2012 data by demonstrating the latest version Multi-modal Tool.

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Webinar Presentation: 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

Presented: April 24 and May 7, 2013

Description: EPA summarized and explained the eligibility criteria, process and timeline for the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Trends, Indicators, and Partner Statistics (TIPS)

Presented: March 20, 2013

Description: SmartWay showcases its wealth of partner environmental performance data, converted into simple chart formats, on its TIPS ("Trends, Indicators, and Partner Statistics") webpage. Using charts accompanied by short notes on the message of each chart, TIPS presents ranges, averages, and other trends in partner performance data for various vehicle types, fuels, use categories, and other types of information that SmartWay collects.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Truck Tool Demonstration

Presented: January 17, March 13, April 3, and May 8, 2013

Description: Truck Carriers. Instructions were given for completing your 2013 SmartWay submission using 2012 data by demonstrating the latest version (2.0.12) of the Truck Tool.

Webinar Presentation: Unlocking SmartWay Data to Improve Performance

Presented: February 7, 2013

Description: This webinar helped carriers understand how their SmartWay performance (via SmartWay 2nd generation Tools) affects their shipper clients' footprint and how shippers use SmartWay data for benchmarking and reporting. Ideas regarding how carriers can improve performance and efficiency, while reducing costs are also shared. To view the webinar presentation, access the following link:

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay 101 Partner Webinar

Presented: January 30, 2013

Description: An introduction to SmartWay for new Truck Carrier Partners that covers a summary of the program, partner responsibilities, tips fort completing the Truck Tool, as well as Truck Tool inputs and benefits.

Webinar Presentation: SmartWay Affiliate Challenge

Presented: January 23, 2013

Description: Truck Carriers. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge allows EPA to recognize those SmartWay Affiliates who have initiated and executed exceptional recruiting, promotional and marketing activities in support of our shared goals.


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Important Dates

January 2014
Jan. 7 SmartWay Truck Tool Available
February 2014
Feb. 3 SmartWay Rail Tool Available
Feb. 3 SmartWay Barge Tool Available
March 2014
Mar. 4 SmartWay Truck Tool DUE - Group1
Mar. 19 WEBINAR: Introducing the SmartWay Barge Tool
Mar. 25 WEBINAR: 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award
Mar. 26 WEBINAR: SmartWay 10th Anniversary Webinar-
Advancing Technologies
April 2014
Apr. 3 SmartWay Truck Tool Demonstration Webinar
Apr. 9 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award Webinar
Apr. 15 SmartWay Truck Tool DUE - Group 2
Apr. 17 Introducing the SmartWay Barge Tool Webinar
Apr. 23 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony
Apr. 30 SmartWay 10th Anniversary Affiliate Round Table Webinar
May 2014
May 20 SmartWay Truck Tool DUE - Group 3
May 20 SmartWay Rail Tool DUE
May 20 SmartWay Barge Tool DUE
June 2014
Jun. 6 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Available
Jun. 28 SmartWay Multimodal Tool DUE
July 2014
Jul. 8 SmartWay Logistics Tool Available
September 2014
Sep. 16 SmartWay Logistics Tool DUE
October 2014
Oct. 1 SmartWay Shipper Tool Available
December 2014
Dec. 3 SmartWay Shipper Tool DUE

Archives of SmartWay Transport News Releases

2013 News Releases

    October 22, 2013: EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Supply Chain Efficiency
    EPA honors 55 companies with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards as true industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. These top industry leaders have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight management operations as a step toward reducing their carbon footprint, saving fuel and strengthening their environmental performance.

    September 13, 2013:  New Public Service Announcement (PSA) Campaign Shows Shippers the SmartWay to Move Goods: Our new "Side-By-Side" ad uses a stark visual contrast and draws a quick comparison between doing things the SmartWay and doing things the UnSmart Way -- namely, either choose to ship the SmartWay and reap the benefits or keep on doing what you're doing. To see the ad, pick up the September edition of Beverage Industry, Stores Magazine, Grocery HQ, Convenience Store News, Chain Drug Review, Food Manufacturers, and Refrigerated & Frozen Food.

    August 1, 2013:  SmartWay Logo Use Extended to All Partners!
    EPA is making the SmartWay Partner Logo available to all shipper, logistics, truck, rail and multimodal carrier Partners as a reflection of your commitment to the Partnership. Effective October 1, 2013, all Partners in good standing will qualify to use the logo! (To be considered a Partner in good standing, member companies must have an approved Partner Tool on file that was submitted by the due date.) Partners are encouraged use the SmartWay Partner Logo to promote their participation in SmartWay and their environmental leadership and achievements in freight sustainability. Use the Partner Logo on promotional materials (e.g. brochures, posters, letterhead, etc.), corporate reports, advertising and company websites. This new access to the SmartWay logo allows Partners to be readily and easily identifiable to customers, clients, and the public, providing a straightforward means of distinguishing participating companies from others within the freight sector.

    Get more details about SmartWay Logo Guidelines.

    SmartWay Alternative Clean Air Transportation (ACT) Sessions Highlight Partner Success.
    EPA SmartWay participated this year in the 2013 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, contributing to the national dialogue on alternative fuels and freight sustainability. SmartWay hosted a training session to highlight the features of the partnership. During a subsequent session, several partners provided their perspective on SmartWay and how it has strengthened and contributed to the progress their organizations are making to improve freight sustainability. SmartWay partners on hand included representatives from Con-Way Freight and Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Kimberly-Clark, Knight Transportation, SC Johnson and NFI.

    Media Honor Roll: Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Ad
    Reduce Your Carbon Footprint is a new public service ad targeted toward shipper companies. The ad (PDF) (1 pp, 156K, EPA-420-F-13-020, March 2013) encourages businesses to reduce their carbon footprint by partnering with SmartWay. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint is also available to our partners as a tool for raising awareness of the goals and benefits of the SmartWay program among your industry peers.

      EPA wishes to thank the following fine publications for their generosity in supporting our outreach efforts.
      • American Shipper, a journal of Global Trade & Logistics - www. AmericanShipper.com. Exit EPA disclaimer
      • Fleet Owner, a journal targeted to managers of commercial trucking fleets - www.fleetowner.com/. Exit EPA disclaimer
      • Fuels Fix e-zine, a collaboration between the U.S. DOE Clean Cities programs and their partners serving as a venue to celebrate and showcase alternative fuel news happening across the nation - www.FuelsFix.com Exit EPA disclaimer

2012 News Releases

October, 12, 2012:  EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Supply Chain Efficiency
EPA honored 40 companies with its 2012 SmartWay Excellence Awards as true industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency. These top industry leaders have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight management operations as a step toward reducing their carbon footprint, saving fuel and strengthening their environmental performance.

September, 2012:  U.S. EPA’s SmartWay one of 14 federal programs recognized as Harvard “Bright Ideas in Government
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Harvard’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation recognized 111 innovative government initiatives as Bright Ideas, including the USEPA’s SmartWay program.  This year’s cohort hails from all levels of government—including school districts, county, city, state, and federal agencies as well as public-private partnerships—and demonstrates a creative range of solutions to issues such as urban and rural degradation, environmental problems, and the academic achievement of students. SmartWay was one of a select group of only 14 federal programs highlighted.  Programs were evaluated and selected by a team of policy experts from academic and public sectors.

June, 2012:  EPA Announces Performance Requirements for Low Rolling Resistance Retread Tire Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the first verifications of low rolling resistance retread tire products under the performance requirements announced in June 2012. Verified drive and trailer retreads are both available.

EPA estimates that using verified low rolling resistance tires can improve fuel consumption by three percent when used in all axle positions on line-haul class-8 tractor trailers. Verified retreads, when used in the drive and trailer axle positions in combination with EPA-verified steer tires, can reduce fuel consumption by three percent relative to the most common retreads.

March, 2012: Summary of Fall 2011 U.S. Freight Sustainability Freight Summit
A summary of the proceedings and issues discussed at the U.S. Freight Sustainability Freight Summit held late last year is now available. EPA, in collaboration with the American Trucking Associations, Environmental Defense Fund and Retail Industry Association hosted the summit. At the summit, leaders from government, the transportation and freight, retail and manufacturing sectors came together to share their insight and experience in working towards sustainability in the movement of goods.

February, 2012: "Brighter Skies for Freight: Logistics industry perfects approach to environmental responsibility."Leading SmartWay partners discuss challenges and strategies for achieving transportation sustainability in this feature article highlighting issues raised at last year's U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit.

February, 2012: Retail Industry Leaders Association Releases Retail Sustainability Report. Retail Industry Leaders Association, a SmartWay Affiliate, recently released a first ever Retail Sustainability Report. The report highlights key sustainability trends and challenges in the retail sector, as well as opportunities to enhance performance and create savings. The report details the operational strategies and solutions used by industry to achieve sustainability. SmartWay is highlighted in the transportation section of the report as a key strategy for many U.S. businesses.

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