SmartWay Excellence Awardees
EPA's SmartWay Excellence Awards recognize exceptional achievement among EPA SmartWay Partners.
SmartWay Excellence Awardees lead their industries in improving freight efficiency and contributing to cleaner air within their supply chains. The awardees are chosen from over 3,500 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.
2016 SmartWay Excellence Awardees
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data, and communications and public outreach. 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.
Shippers and logistics companies receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards were recognized on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 8:30 AM ET during the 2016 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in Kissimmee, Florida.
Carriers receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards were recognized on Monday, October 3, 2016, at 8 AM PT during the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Annual Management Conference and Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Learn more about awardees:
- EPA press release for shipper and logistics company awardees
- EPA press release for carrier awardees
- Descriptions of the 2016 Shipper and Logistics Company Awardees
- Descriptions of the 2016 Carrier Awardees
- Multiple-year Awardee List and Infographic
|SmartWay Partner Company Name||Partner Type||Fleet Category||Company Size||Country||HQ State|
|Bacardi USA, Inc.||Shipper||N/A||Small||US||Florida|
|Johnson & Johnson||Shipper||N/A||Large||US||New Jersey|
|Lowe's Companies, Inc.||Shipper||N/A||Large||US||North Carolina|
|The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc||Shipper||N/A||Large||US||Georgia|
|Transportation Insight, LLC||Logistics||N/A||Large||US||North Carolina|
|Union Pacific Distribution Services||Logistics||N/A||Large||US||Nebraska|
|Airtime Express Inc.||Truck Carrier||Expedited||Large||Canada||Ontario|
|Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc||Truck Carrier||Specialized||Small||US||Idaho|
|Arnold J. Thomas & Son Inc.||Truck Carrier||Flatbed||Small||US||Oregon|
|Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.||Truck Carrier||Specialized||Small||Canada||British Columbia|
|Benny Whitehead, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Refrigerated||Small||US||Georgia|
|Bison Transport, Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||Canada||Manitoba|
|Bulk Service Transport, Inc. dba James J. Williams||Truck Carrier||Heavy/Bulk||Large||US||Washington|
|C.A.T. Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||Canada||Quebec|
|Cargo Transporters||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||North Carolina|
|Challenger Motor Freight Inc.||Truck Carrier||Heavy/Bulk||Large||Canada||Ontario|
|Convoy Systems, LLC||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Kansas|
|CRST Expedited, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Mixed||Large||US||Iowa|
|Customer Service Quality Transportation||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Arkansas|
|D. P. Curtis Trucking, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Mixed||Small||US||Utah|
|Davis Transfer Co. Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Georgia|
|Dedicated Transport LLC||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Ohio|
|DHL Express USA||Truck Carrier||Package||large||US||Florida|
|Doug Andrus Distributing LLC||Truck Carrier||Mixed||Small||US||Idaho|
|Halvor Lines, Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Wisconsin|
|Heritage Transport, LLC||Truck Carrier||Heavy/Bulk||Small||US||Indiana|
|High Country Transportation, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Specialized||Large||US||Texas|
|Hirschbach Motor Lines||Truck Carrier||Refrigerated||Small||US||Illinois|
|Ingram Barge Company||Barge Carrier||Barge Carrier||Large||US||Tennessee|
|J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Multi-modal Carrier||Large||US||Arkansas|
|Jack Key Auto Transport||Truck Carrier||Auto Carrier||Small||US||Texas|
|Maverick Transportation LLC||Truck Carrier||Flatbed||Large||US||Arkansas|
|McElroy Truck Lines, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Flatbed||Large||US||Alabama|
|Mercury Services, Inc.||Truck Carrier||LTL/Dry Van||Small||US||Minnesota|
|Mesilla Valley Transportation||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||New Mexico|
|Modern Transportation Services, LLC||Truck Carrier||Specialized||Large||US||Pennsylvania|
|Mustang Express, LTD||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Texas|
|New World Van Lines||Truck Carrier||Moving||Large||US||Illinois|
|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.||Truck Carrier||LTL/Dry Van||Large||US||North Carolina|
|OutWest Express, LLC.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Texas|
|Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Virginia|
|Pitt Ohio||Truck Carrier||LTL/Dry Van||Large||US||Pennsylvania|
|Roehl Transport, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Mixed||Large||US||Wisconsin|
|RPM Harbor Services, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Dray||Small||US||California|
|Schneider||Truck Carrier||Multi-modal Carrier||Large||US||Wisconsin|
|South East Carriers, Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Small||US||Tennessee|
|Swift Transportation Co..||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Large||US||Arizona|
|U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.||Truck Carrier||TL/Dry Van||Large||US||Tennessee|
|UPS Small Package||Truck Carrier||Multi-modal Carrier||Large||US||Georgia|
|White Arrow LLC||Truck Carrier||Multi-modal Carrier||Small||US||California|
- 2015 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders (PDF) (3 pp, 1 MB, October 2015, EPA-420-F-15-041 About PDF)
- 2015 SmartWay Excellence Carrier Leaders (PDF) (6 pp, 1 MB, October 2015, EPA-420-F-15-040)
- 2014 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders (PDF) (3 pp, 676K, September 2014, EPA-420-F-14-052)
- 2014 SmartWay Excellence Carrier Leaders (PDF) (6 pp, 2MB, September 2014, EPA-420-F-14-053)
- 2013 SmartWay Excellence Leaders (PDF) (8 pp, 2.7MB, October 2013, EPA-420-F-13-047)
- 2012 SmartWay Excellence Leaders (PDF) (6 pp, 2.9MB, October 2012, EPA-420-F-12-070)
- 2009 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders
- 2008 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders
- 2007 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders
- 2006 SmartWay Excellence Shipper and Logistics Leaders
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 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2017 Awards Criteria (January 2017, EPA-420-F-17-001)
Summaries of SmartWay Excellence Award Criteria by Partner Category
SmartWay shipper 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" and "medium/small" mileage categories. These shipper semi-finalists 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 semi-finalists based on the supplemental information they provide.
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" and "medium/small" mileage categories. These logistics semi-finalists 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 semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.
SmartWay Carrier awardees are recognized for top 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 semi-finalists that are top-performing partners in good standing as leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data. These multimodal carrier semi-finalists 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 semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.