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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 3,600 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.

2017 SmartWay Excellence Awardees

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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 Partners receiving SmartWay Excellence Awards will be recognized on Monday, October 23, at 8:00 AM ET during the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Annual Management Conference and Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Learn more about awardees:

Awardee List

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SmartWay Awardee Company Name Partner Type Fleet Category Company/Fleet Size EPA Region or Country
Alliance Shippers, Inc. Logistics - Large 2
Knichel Logistics Logistics - Large 3
Union Pacific Distribution Services Logistics - Large 7
Gap Inc. Shipper - Small 9
HP Inc. Shipper - Large 9
Johnson & Johnson Shipper - Large 2
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shipper - Medium 4
Kohl's Department Stores Shipper - Medium 5
LEDVANCE LLC Shipper - Medium 1
Lowe's Companies, Inc. Shipper - Large 4
McDonald's Shipper - Medium 5
Meijer  Shipper - Medium 5
The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc Shipper - Large 4
Whirlpool Corporation Shipper - Large 5
Bison Transport Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small CA
Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. Truck Carrier Mixed Small CA
C.R. England, Inc. Truck Carrier Multimodal Small 8
Carter Express Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Large 5
Celadon Group, Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 5
Cliff Viessman, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Small 8
Contract Freighters, Inc. d/b/a CFI Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 7
Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams) Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
CRST Expedited, Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 7
Customer Service Quality Transportation Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 6
Dedicated Transport LLC Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 5
DHL Truck Carrier Package Large 4
Diversified Automotive, Inc. Truck Carrier Auto Small 1
Doug Andrus Distributing LLC Truck Carrier Heavy Bulk - 10
Duncan and Son Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Dray Large 9
Eagle Transport Corporation Truck Carrier Tanker Small 4
General Logistics, Inc Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 7
Halvor Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 5
Halvor Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 5
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 7
Hirschbach Motor Lines Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 7
Hub Group Truck Carrier Multimodal Large 5
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier Multimodal Large 6
Karr Transportation Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 4
Knight Transportation, Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 9
Logistics Trans West Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small CA
Lone Star Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier Specialized Large 6
May Trucking Company Truck Carrier Mixed Large 10
McElroy Truck Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Flatbed Large 4
Mesa Systems, Inc. Truck Carrier Moving Large 8
Mesilla Valley Transportation Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 6
Mustang Express LTD Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 6
Navajo Express, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 8
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Truck Carrier LTL Dry Van Large 4
Owens & Minor Distribution, Inc. Truck Carrier LTL Dry Van Small 3
Pacific Cascade Trucking, LLC Truck Carrier Dray Small 10
Penske Logistics, LLC Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 3
Pitt Ohio Truck Carrier LTL Dry Van Large 3
Rocha Transportation Truck Carrier Mixed Small 9
Royal Trucking Company Truck Carrier Mixed Small 4
RSP Express Inc Truck Carrier Expedited Large 5
Ryder Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS) Truck Carrier LTL Dry Van Large 4
Schneider Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 5
Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Small 5
Swift Transportation Co. Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 9
Swift Transportation Co. Truck Carrier Flatbed Large 9
USXL Worldwide Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 7
Walmart Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 6
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier Truckload Dry Van Large 7
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 7
White Arrow LLC Truck Carrier Multimodal Small 9

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.