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SmartWay Excellence Awardees

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.

2018 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.

Learn more about awardees:

Medium Photo of 2018 SmartWay Truck Carrier Excellence Award RecipientsTruck and Multimodal Carriers

SmartWay Truck Carrier and Multimodal Carrier Partners were honored on Monday, October 29, 2018 during the 2018 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.


Shippers and LogisticsMedium Photo of 2018 SmartWay Shipper and Logistics Excellence Award Recipients

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.

All AwardeesMedium Photo 2018 Multiple Year SmartWay Excellence Award Winner List


2018 SmartWay Excellence Awardee List

SmartWay Awardee Company Name

Partner Type

Fleet Category

Company/Fleet Size

EPA Region/Country

ABF Freight System, Inc. Truck Carrier Small Multi-modal 6
Arlo G Lott Trucking Inc Truck Carrier Small Specialized 10
Armada Logistics Large N/A 3
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
HP Inc. Shipper Large N/A 9
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
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shipper Medium N/A 4
Knight Transportation, Inc. Truck Carrier Large TL/Dry Van 9
LEDVANCE LLC Shipper Medium N/A 1
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. Truck Carrier Small Refrigerated Canada
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Shipper Large N/A 4
Medtronic PLC Shipper Large N/A 5
Meijer Shipper Medium N/A 5
Meijer Logistics LLC Truck Carrier Small Mixed 5
Microsoft Shipper Large N/A 10
Navajo Express, Inc. Truck Carrier Large Refrigerated 8
New World Van Lines Truck Carrier Large Moving 5
NFI Industries Truck Carrier Small Refrigerated 2
Nordstrom, Inc. Shipper Medium N/A 10
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
Schneider Truck Carrier Large Multi-modal 5
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
Transplace Logistics Medium N/A 6
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
Whirlpool Corporation Shipper Large N/A 5
White Arrow LLC Truck Carrier Small Multi-modal 9
Woody Bogler Trucking Company Truck Carrier Small Mixed 7

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 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2019 Awards Criteria (PDF)(2 pp, 703 K, February, 2019, EPA-420-F-19-008)

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.

2018 SmartWay Truck Carrier Excellence Award Recipients

2018 SmartWay Truck Carrier Excellence Award Recipients

The Truck Carrier SmartWay Award recipient representatives and the EPA SmartWay National Program Director pictured.

First row, left to right: Hircshbach Motor Lines (Tom Grojean); Doug Andrus Distributing LLC (Jason and Jonathan Andrus); EPA SmartWay (Cheryl Bynum); Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (Sam Faucette); New World Van Lines (Greg Walsh); Penske Logistics, LLC (Virind Gujral) and Meiger Logistics LLC (David Hoover).

Second row, left to right:  Hircshbach Motor Lines (Brad Pinchuk); CRST Dedicated Services, Inc./CRST Expedited, Inc. (Hugh Ekberg); C.R. England (Ron Hall); UPS Small Package (Scott Phillippi); ABF Freight System, Inc. (Brian Swaim and Gary Hunt); Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Bryan Salter); Hub Group (Kristopher McCarthy); Grammer Industries, Inc. (Bart Middelton) and NFI Industries (Bill Bliem).

2018 SmartWay Shipper & Logistics Excellence Award Recipients

2018 SmartWay Shipper & Logistics Excellence Award Recipients

The Shipper and Logistics SmartWay Award recipient representatives and the EPA SmartWay National Program Director pictured.

Left to right: HP (Lewis Otieno); Meijer (Paul Neugent); Bacardi (Fred Stromeyer); Nordstrom (Loren VandenBerghe); Whirlpool (Kara Hegg); EPA SmartWay (Cheryl Bynum); Meijer (Paul Thompson); Armada (Dave Domencic and Brian McGowan).