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Officially launched on February 9, 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership has made significant progress reducing carbon emissions and fuel use throughout the transportation supply chain. As our partners look for new ways to move goods even more efficiently in the future, let’s take a minute to look back and commemorate our accomplishments.   

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SmartWay Timeline--A History of SmartWay Milestones from 2004-2014

The SmartWay Concept
is Born

2002

EPA's Industry Options for Improving Ground Freight report introduces support for voluntary freight initiative.
 

The Gears Start Turning

2002

The SmartWay partnership model and FLEET tracking tools are developed by EPA, industry and sustainability champions.

 

 

The Big Reveal

1/10/2003

EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and the 15 SmartWay Charter Partners announce the partnership in Chicago.

 

 

The Starting Line

2/9/2004

EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt announces the partnership's launch at ATA's Annual Conference in D.C. and welcomes 37 new partners.
 

Product on Wheels

2005

SmartWay “Product on Wheels” public service campaign launched to raise industry awareness of partnership benefits.

 

 

Getting Technical

4/27/2005

SmartWay launches its Technology Verificiation Program to assess idle reduction technologies, tires, aerodynamic equipment and others.

 

 

Crossing The Border

9/14/2005

EPA and Natural Resources Canada agree to coordinate on a cross-border freight industry project to reduce idling, deploy clean technologies and increase driver training and awareness.
 

Beyond Freight

2006

SmartWay criteria for passenger cars and trucks are established, helping consumers compare cleaner, more efficient vehicles.

 

 

Going For The Gold

10/30/2006

19 Partners and 4 Affiliates recognized for their commitment to SmartWay at the first-ever SmartWay Excellence Awards, hosted by American Trucking Associations.

 

 

As Seen on TV

3/20/2007

TV truck designers Chrome Shop Mafia produce “Trick My Truck” episode featuring benefits of SmartWay verified technologies and trucks.

 

The SmartWay Leaf

7/3/2008

SmartWay launches its Leaf Campaign to encourage consumers to purchase greener vehicles.

 

 

Greening The Globe

12/2/2008

Countries from around the world gather at the first SmartWay International Summit to discuss the SmartWay program model and its applicability to the global supply chain.

 

 

The SmartWay Family Grows

2008

SmartWay reaches 1,000 partners by the end of 2008!

 

 

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Offering Assistance Overseas

2009

SmartWay offers technical guidance to China to develop a Green Truck pilot demonstration. The pilot sparked a World Bank-led initiative to retrofit 2,000 trucks in China.
 

The Second Generation of SmartWay

2010

SmartWay second generation tracking and assessment tools released, serving to better inform partners of the efficiency and environmental performance of their freight operations.
 

Strengthening SmartWay

11/17/2011

EPA hosts the U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit to discuss ideas for strengthening SmartWay and advancing supply chain sustainability.

 

 

SmartWay Goes Canadian

2012

Natural Resources Canada and EPA sign a letter of agreement, establishing SmartWay in Canada. Green Freight EU and China Green Freight also develop initiatives based on SmartWay.

 

 

One Smart Way

9/25/2012

Harvard's Ash Center at the Kennedy School of Government names SmartWay a Bright Idea in Government.

 

 

A Global Model

2013

United Nations Environment Program's Clmate and Clean Air Initiative adopts SmartWay as a model partnership for global replication.

 

 

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Measure It, Manage It

9/15/2013

SmartWay releases "Driving Data Inegrity in the Supply Chain Industry", a best practices guide to ensuring the quality of freight-related data.

 

 

 

SmartWay Turns Ten!

2/9/14

SmartWay celebrates ten years of cleaner, more effiicient goods movement with its 3,000+ truck, rail, multi-modal, logistics and affiliate partners!

 

 


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