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USEPA SmartWay LogoEPA's SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes exceptional freight performance among EPA SmartWay Partners.

SmartWay Excellence Awardees lead their industries by improving freight efficiency and contributing to cleaner air throughout their supply chains. The Awardees are chosen from over 3,700 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.

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2020 SmartWay Excellence Awardees

The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance. The SmartWay Excellence Award also recognizes top truck, barge, and multimodal carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies.

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SmartWay Shipper, Logistics, Truck Carrier and Multimodal Carrier Partners were honored on Thursday, November 5, 2020 during EPA’s SmartWay’s first virtual Award ceremony.





2020 SmartWay Excellence Awardee List

SmartWay Awardee Company Name

Partner Type

Fleet Category

Company/Fleet Size

EPA Region/Country

ABF Freight System, Inc. Multi-modal Multimodal Small 6
Alan Ritchey, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 6
Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc Truck Carrier Specialized Small 10
Armada Logistics   Large 3
Bacardi USA Inc. Shipper   Small 4
Bison Transport Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small CANADA
Bold Transportation Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7
Bulk Transport Company East, Inc. Truck Carrier Bulk/Heavy Large 7
C.A.T. Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small CANADA
Canon USA, Inc. Shipper   Large 2
Cheema Freightlines, LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Small 10
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7
CRST Expedited, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 7
CT Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier Flatbed Large 4
D. M. Bowman Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 3
Doug Andrus Distributing LLC Truck Carrier Bulk/Heavy Small 10
Duncan and Son Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Dray Large 9
Fortune Transportation Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 5
Freymiller Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 6
Gap Inc. Shipper   Medium 9
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP Shipper   Large 5
Halvor Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Haul-Line, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 6
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 7
HP Inc. Shipper   Large 9
Hub Group Multi-modal Multimodal Large 5
Inman Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 4
J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 5
J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Multi-modal Multimodal Large 6
JC Penney Shipper   Medium 6
JED Express Ltd. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small CANADA
Johnson & Johnson Shipper   Large 2
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shipper   Medium 4
King Solutions, Inc. Logistics   Medium 5
Kohl's Department Stores Shipper   Medium 5
Lindenmeyr Munroe Truck Carrier LTL/Dry Van Small 2
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small CANADA
Lone Star Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier Specialized Large 6
LTI, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Small 10
McDonald's Shipper   Medium 5
Meijer Logistics LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
Mesilla Valley Transportation Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 6
Midland Transport Limited Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small CANADA
Mustang Express LTD Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 6
Nordstrom, Inc. Shipper   Medium 10
Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Truck Carrier LTL/Dry Van Large 4
OutWest Express, LLC Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 6
Palmer Moving Services Truck Carrier Moving Large 5
Paper Transport, Inc Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Penske Logistics LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Large 3
Prime, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Large 7
Professional Auto Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier Auto Carrier Large 9
Roehl Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 5
S & S Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 8
Schneider Multi-modal Multimodal Large 5
Sharco Express LLC Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Sierra Mountain Express, Inc. Truck Carrier Auto Carrier Small 9
Simon Transport, LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Small 8
SSBB Inc DBA Delta Distribution Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
Starbucks Corporation Shipper   Large 10
Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 9
Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 9
System Freight, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 2
The Procter & Gamble Company Shipper   Large 5
TransWay, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Tyson Foods, Inc Shipper   Medium 6
Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
UPS Small Package Multi-modal Multimodal Large 4
Van Eerden Trucking Company Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 5
VTL Transport Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small CANADA
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier Dray Small 7
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 7
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 7
Whirlpool Corporation Shipper   Large 5
White Arrow LLC Multi-modal Multimodal Small 9
Wilson Logistics, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7
Woody Bogler Trucking Company Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7

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Excellence Award Criteria

SmartWay Excellence Awardees are selected based on exceptional environmental performance as demonstrated by their annual freight assessment and emissions tracking tool submissions.

The awardee selections are based on environmental performance as demonstrated by partner data submissions with the SmartWay freight assessment and emission tracking tools. Additional leadership criteria are considered for shippers and logistics companies.

EPA recognizes eligible partners in the following categories:

Detailed information on the 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2020 Awards Criteria (PDF)(2 pp, 697K, April 2020,  EPA-420-F-20-029)

Summaries of SmartWay Excellence Award Criteria by Partner Category

Shipper Awards

SmartWay shipper semifinalists are top-performing Partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay Carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large," "medium," and "small" mileage categories. These shipper semifinalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final shipper Awardees will be selected from the pool of semifinalists based on the supplemental information they provide.

Logistics Awards

SmartWay Logistics semi-finalists are top-performing Partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay Carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large," "medium," and "small" mileage categories. These logistics semifinalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final logistics Awardees are selected from the pool of semifinalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.

Carrier Awards

SmartWay Carrier awardees are recognized for top supply chain environmental performance. EPA identifies Partners in good standing that are leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data within their fleet type and size categories. Large and medium/small carriers will be selected based on their performance within 13 fleet categories.

Also, EPA recognizes multimodal carriers with the SmartWay Excellence Awards. EPA identified a pool of SmartWay Multimodal Carrier semifinalists that are top-performing Partners in good standing as leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data. These multimodal carrier semifinalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final multimodal carrier Awardees are selected from the pool of semifinalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.

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