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Latest SmartWay News

October, 2017

10/23/2017: EPA Recognizes 2017 SmartWay Excellence Awardees

On October 23, 2017, EPA recognized the achievements of freight shippers, logistics companies, and carriers as recipients of the 2017 SmartWay Excellence Awards.

September, 2017

9/24/2017: SmartWay congratulates carriers that achieve 10+ MPG in NACFE Run on Less Roadshow  

Run on Less, a first of its kind cross-country roadshow came to a close in Atlanta at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show on Sept. 26. Seven trucks, including five SmartWay partners, participated in the run (see list below).

According to the North American Freight Efficiency Council, a SmartWay affiliate that organized the event, the drivers traveled a combined total of 50,017 miles during the 17-day event, and achieved a cumulative average of 10.1 MPG, saving a total of 2,877 gallons of fuel, $7,193 in fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions by 29 tons.  Drivers were driving in real world conditions and hauling real world freight; details on the event, including speed elevation gain, wind conditions and more are available at runonless.com.

The seven participating fleets and drivers are listed below.  

Company Driver 
Albert Transport Inc. Henry Albert
*Hirschbach Bradley Long
*Mesilla Valley Transportation Robert Sandoval
*Nussbaum Transportation Clark Reed
*PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Division Tommy Revell
Ploger Transportation Joel Morrow
*US Xpress Mark Risien

               * = Company/Fleet is a SmartWay Partner                                   

 More detailed information on the drivers, their trucks, routes and more can be found at runonless.com.

August, 2017

8/25/2017--EPA Releases first annual SmartWay High Performer Lists
Among the hundreds of companies partnering with EPA through SmartWay, there are those that are a step ahead in meeting the challenges of sustainable goods movement. These leaders represent all types of SmartWay partners, including: shippers, truck carriers and logistics service providers.

Based on SmartWay’s annual emissions reports for partners, these High Performers have achieved significant shipping and freight efficiencies that merit special attention.

Learn more about SmartWay High Performers and the criteria that sets them apart!

May, 2017

Featured SmartWay Partner Profile: Brown Trucking

This month's featured partner is Brown Trucking.  Learn more about how Brown Trucking invests in improving power unit efficiency to reduce emissions and eliminate waste.

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April 2017

The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge is a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge organizations that are contributing to cost-effective, cleaner and more efficient shipping by reaching out to inform and educate businesses, their communities, truck drivers and other stakeholders about steps they can take to reduce freight emissions and their other environmental impacts. 

On April 20, 2017, as part of its Earth Day activities, EPA SmartWay honored nine stakeholders as exceptional affiliates for their outreach and educational activities to improve efficiency in the goods movement industry.  “EPA commends the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honorees for their extraordinary level of commitment and enthusiasm in supporting more efficient and sustainable business practices in moving goods,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “These organizations represent diverse industry sectors and stakeholders who are showing that American prosperity and protecting the environment can go hand in hand.”

Learn more about the 2017 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Honorees

January 2017

New 'About SmartWay'  video available for viewing!

Freight plays a critical role in performance across the supply chain. Check out EPA’s fun new video 'About SmartWay' and take a look at how this innovative partnership helps companies improve freight efficiency, lower emissions and gain a competitive advantage!

View the 'About SmartWay' Video 

SmartWay releases 2017 truck tool to help assess fleet performance!

For companies starting the year with a resolution to improve efficiency and fleet performance, SmartWay’s 2017 truck tool is now available on the web (https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-truck-carrier-partner-resources)! The 2017 tool includes several new features to help you assess performance, making it easy to set goals! 

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2016 SmartWay Excellence Awards

On September 27, 2016 and October 3, 2016, EPA recognized the achievements of freight shippers, logistics companies, and carriers as recipients of 2016 SmartWay Excellence Awards.  

EPA Press Releases

October 23, 2017
EPA’s SmartWay Honors Top Performers in the Freight Industry for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency
October 3, 2016
EPA SmartWay honors Freight Carriers for Exceptional Supply Chain Efficiency 
September 27, 2016
EPA’s SmartWay Honors Green Leaders in the Freight Industry 
April 21, 2016
EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight
October 19, 2015
EPA SmartWay Honors Freight Carriers for Superior Supply Chain Efficiency
October 13, 2015
TODAY: EPAs 2015 Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor Spotlights Heavy-Duty Vehicles
October 13, 2015
EPAs SmartWay Honors Green Leaders in the Freight Industry

News about Our Partners

December, 2017
American Journal of Transportation, Schneider reserves Tesla semi trucks
PR Newswire (press release), Diageo North America Receives a 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award
Business Wire (press release), Ryder Receives US EPA 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award
PR Newswire (press release), Penske Logistics Given Sustainability Award by US EPA SmartWay
November, 2017
TruckingIndustry.news, Penske Logistics Receives EPA SmartWay 2017 Excellence Award
PR Newswire (press release), Whirlpool Corporation Receives Third Consecutive EPA SmartWay Award, Named High Performer
PR Newswire (press release), Meijer Earns US Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award
Business Wire (press release), Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc. Receives US Environmental Protection Agency 2017
American Journal of Transporation, Schneider Honored with Eighth EPA SmartWay Excellence Award for Environmental Efforts
American Journal of Transporation, EPA recognizes JB Hunt Transport Services, INC. with 2017 Environmental Excellence award
GlobeNewswire (press release), Heartland Express Receives US EPA 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award
Business Insider (press release), Werner Enterprises Earns 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award
EPR Retail News (press release), EPA recognizes The Home Depot with a 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year
Hngnews.com, Sheehy honored with US EPA award 
Sioux City Journal, Hirschbach wins EPA award
FreightWave, SmartWay honors carriers, shippers with Excellence Awards
Chicago Daily Herald, Hub Group awarded EPA SmartWay excellence award
Herald Palladium, Whirlpool earns 3rd straight EPA award
October 10, 2017
Nasdaq, XPO Logistics Expands Data Reporting to EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership Program
March 17, 2017
Transplace Helps Leading Shippers Join SmartWay® Transport Partnership
March 10, 2017
Schneider Receives Its Seventh EPA SmartWay Excellence Award
March 7,2017
Green Fleet of the Month: Award-winning ways: Hirschbach Motor Lines recognized for its energy efficiency efforts
February 1, 2017
American Group Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership
December 5, 2016
Crowley's Puerto Rico Services Join Energy Efficiency Partnership
December 5, 2016
Crowley's Puerto Rico Services Join Energy Efficiency Partnership
November 17, 2016
Whirlpool Corporation Receives U.S. EPA 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award
August 10, 2016
Freighcenter Joins US EPA Smartway Transport Partnership Program
August 2, 2016
Albertsons Companies increases biodiesel use for truck fleets
June 16, 2016
MB Global Logistics Inc. Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership
Jun 27, 2016
Transportation Insight Again Named to G75 Award for Top Green ...
Jun 6, 2016
Green Fleet of the Month: Orange is the new green
April 22, 2016
SGIA Recognized by US EPA as a 2016 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Honoree
April 22, 2016
ATA Honored to Receive EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award
April 21, 2016
EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight