SmartWay

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:

Awardee List

SmartWay Partner Company Name Partner Type Fleet Category Company Size Country HQ State
Bacardi USA, Inc. Shipper N/A Small US Florida
HP Inc. Shipper N/A Large US California
Johnson & Johnson Shipper N/A Large US New Jersey
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shipper N/A Medium US Tennessee
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Shipper N/A Large US North Carolina
The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc Shipper N/A Large US Georgia
Whirlpool Corporation Shipper N/A Large US Michigan
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

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

Shipper Awards

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.

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" 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.

Carrier Awards

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.