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SmartWay

SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tools and Resources

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This page contains the tools, guidance, and best practice information you need to get the most out of the SmartWay Program as a registered SmartWay Multimodal Carrier.

SmartWay Multimodal Carriers measure, benchmark, and improve their performance on an annual basis. You must submit a completed and accurate SmartWay Multimodal Tool to EPA by the due date listed on this page to make sure your data is in the EPA partner database when your shippers and logistics companies are looking for you.

If you are responsible for annual updates and fleet improvement strategies, bookmark this page for your convenience.  This page contains all up-to-date SmartWay Multimodal Carrier information.

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Multimodal Tool and Example Tool

The tool contains screen demos and guidance on each page to help you complete and submit your tool. This tab also provides additional guidance and worksheets to help you collect your data for tool submission.

Multimodal Tool User Guides

This page includes all documents supporting the use of the SmartWay Multimodal tool in the 2018 data year.

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process. Note that the data worksheets are available in the appendices of the User Guide.

Submitting Your Multimodal Tool to EPA

Once you have completed your Multimodal Tool for this year, there are two steps to submitting it for evaluation by EPA:

Step 1) Save it to your computer in a place you will remember. When you save, you will generate two files—both a .xls file and a .xml file.

Step 2) Email both files to your Partner Account Manager. If you do not know who your Partner Account Manager is, you can submit your two files via email to smartway_transport@epa.gov for evaluation.

All SmartWay Carrier Partners are ranked by their performance levels. These Microsoft Excel files contain the latest SmartWay Partners fleet ranking categories and emission rates.

You can also view detailed reports and other information about partner performance via the SmartWay Portal.

EPA provides webinars and other training opportunities to help carriers learn how to get more value from the SmartWay Program.

Training Webinars

EPA regularly schedules webinars on using the SmartWay tools, unlocking the value of the data, and learning how to improve your fleet’s performance.

Optimizing fuel economy and operational efficiency is key to improving your performance as a SmartWay Multimodal Carrier. Multimodal carriers have a variety of technology and operational strategies available to improve fuel efficiency and environmental performance. The best sources for the most up-to-date information about these strategies are your sector-based professional associations.

Professional Association Links

EPA encourages SmartWay Partners to share their achievements and participation in the SmartWay program with their customers, clients, stakeholders, and stockholders. There are several ways Partners highlight achievements:

Best Practice Guidance: Read this page for guidance on how to communicate your participation in the Partnership.

Feature Partner Profiles: EPA frequently develops profiles of SmartWay Partners that provide examples of effective freight supply chain sustainability measures.

  • If you have a strategy, policy, or solution to a significant freight sustainability challenge that you would like to share with your industry, email your interest (smartway_transport@epa.gov) with the subject line "Interested in becoming a Featured Partner" to be considered.