SmartWay Excellence Awardees
EPA's SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes exceptional achievement in freight performance 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 3,700 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.
2018 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.
SmartWay Shipper and Logistics Company Partners receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards were recognized on Monday, October 1, 2018 during the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn more about awardees:
- Press Release: October 29, 2018-- U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Honors Freight Carriers for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency
- Summary: 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Leadership Highlights for Carriers (PDF) (9 pp, 948 K, EPA-420-F-18-016
Shippers and Logistics
- Press Release: October 2, 2018--EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Shippers and Logistics Firms for Exceptional Supply Chain Leadership
- Summary: 2018 SmartWay Excellence Awardee Shipper and Logistics Company Highlights (PDF)(4 pp, 377 K, October 2018, EPA 420-F-18-017) (About PDF)
- Infographic: Multiple Year Awardee List and Infographic (PDF)(2 pp, 657 K, EPA-420-F-18-018)
- Video: EPA Congratulates 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Recipients Exit
2018 Awardee List
SmartWay Awardee Company Name
|ABF Freight System, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||Multi-modal||6|
|Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc||Truck Carrier||Small||Specialized||10|
|Bacardi USA, Inc.||Shipper||Small||N/A||4|
|C.A.T. Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||TL/Dry Van||Canada|
|C.R. England, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||Multi-modal||8|
|Cliff Viessman, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||Specialized||8|
|Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams)||Truck Carrier||Small||Mixed||5|
|CRST Dedicated Services, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||Mixed||7|
|CRST Expedited, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||TL/Dry Van||7|
|Doug Andrus Distributing LLC||Truck Carrier||Small||Heavy Bulk||10|
|Duncan and Son Lines, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||Dray||9|
|Eagle Transport Corporation||Truck Carrier||Large||Tanker||4|
|General Motors North America||Shipper||Medium||N/A||5|
|Grammer Industries, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||Tanker||5|
|Halvor Lines, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||TL/Dry Van||5|
|Hirschbach Motor Lines||Truck Carrier||Large||Refrigerated||7|
|Hub Group||Truck Carrier||Large||Multi-modal||5|
|J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||Multi-modal||6|
|Johnson & Johnson||Shipper||Large||N/A||2|
|K & S Carriers, LLC||Truck Carrier||Small||Refrigerated||5|
|Knight Transportation, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||TL/Dry Van||9|
|Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||Refrigerated||Canada|
|Lowe's Companies, Inc.||Shipper||Large||N/A||4|
|Meijer Logistics LLC||Truck Carrier||Small||Mixed||5|
|Navajo Express, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||Refrigerated||8|
|New World Van Lines||Truck Carrier||Large||Moving||5|
|NFI Industries||Truck Carrier||Small||Refrigerated||2|
|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||LTL/Dry Van||4|
|Owens & Minor Distributing, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||LTL/Dry Van||3|
|Palmer Moving and Storage||Truck Carrier||Small||Moving||5|
|Penske Logistics, LLC||Truck Carrier||Large||Mixed||3|
|Raven Transport||Truck Carrier||Small||TL/Dry Van||4|
|Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC||Truck Carrier||Large||LTL/Dry Van||4|
|Schilli Corporation||Truck Carrier||Large||Heavy/Bulk||7|
|Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Small||TL Dry/Van||5|
|Southeast Transportation Systems, Inc.||Truck Carrier||Large||Auto Carrier||4|
|Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC||Truck Carrier||Large||Flatbed, TL/Dry Van||9|
|Thompson Emergency Freight Systems||Truck Carrier||Large||Expedited||Canada|
|Truline Corporation||Truck Carrier||Small||Mixed||9|
|UPS Small Package||Truck Carrier||Large||Multi-modal||4|
|Werner Enterprises||Truck Carrier||Small||Flatbed, TL/Dry Van||7|
|White Arrow LLC||Truck Carrier||Small||Multi-modal||9|
|Woody Bogler Trucking Company||Truck Carrier||Small||Mixed||7|
- Descriptions of the 2016 Shipper and Logistics Company Awardees
- Descriptions of the 2016 Carrier Awardees
- 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 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2018 Awards Criteria (February 2018, EPA-420-F-18-002)
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," "medium," and "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," "medium," and "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 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 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.