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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.

2019 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:

SmartWay Shipper, Logistics, Truck Carrier and Multimodal Carrier Partners were honored on Monday, October 7, 2019 during the 2019 American Trucking Associations' Management Confernce and Exhibition in San Diego, California.


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2019 SmartWay Excellence Awardee List

SmartWay Awardee Company Name

Partner Type

Fleet Category

Company/Fleet Size

EPA Region/Country

ABF Freight System, Inc. Truck Carrier Multi-modal Small 6
Alliance Shippers, Inc. Logistics   Large 2
Armada Logistics   Large 3
Bill Davis Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 6
Bold Transportation Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7
C.A.T. Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small Canada
C.R. England, Inc. Truck Carrier Multi-modal Small 8
Canon USA, Inc. Shipper   Large 2
Combined Transport, Inc.: Blackwell Consolidation, LLC Truck Carrier Flatbed Large 10
Contract Transportation Systems, Co. (Sherwin Williams) Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
CRST Dedicated Services, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7
CRST Expedited, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 7
CT Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier Flatbed Large 4
Delta Automotive Services, Inc. Truck Carrier Auto Carrier Small 2
DHL Express Truck Carrier Package Large 4
Dillon Logistics, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Large 5
Doug Andrus Distributing LLC Truck Carrier Heavy/Bulk Small 10
Duncan and Son Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Dray Large 9
Eagle Transport Corporation Truck Carrier Tanker Large 4
Fortune Transportation Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 5
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP Shipper   Medium 5
Gorton's Shipper   Small 1
Halvor Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Hardy Brothers, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 4
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 7
High Country Transportation, Inc. Truck Carrier Specialized Small 6
Hirschbach Motor Lines Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 7
HP Inc. Shipper   Large 9
Hub Group Truck Carrier Multi-modal Large 5
J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier Multi-modal Large 6
Johnson & Johnson Shipper   Large 2
KBX Logistics, LLC Logistics   Large 5
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Shipper   Medium 4
King Solutions, Inc. Logistics   Medium 5
Kohl's Department Stores Shipper   Medium 5
LEDVANCE LLC Shipper   Medium 1
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small Canada
LTI, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Small 10
McDonald's Shipper   Medium 5
McFarland Truck Lines, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Small 5
Meijer Shipper   Medium 5
Meijer Logistics LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
Mesilla Valley Transportation Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 6
Michelin North America, Inc. Shipper   Medium 4
Navajo Express, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 8
Nordstrom, Inc. Shipper   Medium 10
Nussbaum Transportation Services, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Nu-Way Transportation Services, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Truck Carrier LTL/Dry Van Large 4
OutWest Express, LLC. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 6
Palmer Moving Services Truck Carrier Moving Small 5
Penske Logistics, LLC Truck Carrier Mixed Large 3
Quick-Way, Inc. Truck Carrier Tanker Small 5
Raven Transport Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 4
RJR Transportation Truck Carrier Expedited Small Canada
Roehl Transport, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 5
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Large 7
S & S Transport, Inc Truck Carrier Mixed Small 8
Schilli Corporation Truck Carrier Heavy/Bulk Large 7
Schneider Truck Carrier Multi-modal Large 5
Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Southeast Transportation Systems, Inc. Truck Carrier Auto Carrier Large 4
SSBB Inc DBA Delta Distribution Truck Carrier Mixed Small 5
Stokes Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier Mixed Small 8
Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van, Refrigerated Large 9
TransAm Trucking, Inc. Truck Carrier Refrigerated Large 7
TransWay, Inc. Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Small 5
Trinity Logistics Group, Inc. Truck Carrier Flatbed Small 6
Walmart Transportation, LLC Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van Large 6
Werner Enterprises Truck Carrier TL/Dry Van/Dray, Flatbed Large/Small 7
Whirlpool Corporation Shipper   Large 5
Woody Bogler Trucking Company Truck Carrier Mixed Small 7

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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).