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SmartWay Webinars & Events

USEPA SmartWay LogoEPA hosts free webinars to help you learn how to get the most out of the SmartWay Program. 

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Date Type Event Name
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Tool Demo Webinar 2020 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Education Webinar Getting C-Suite Buy-in for Your Freight Sustainability Efforts

Have an idea for a webinar?  Email your idea to ( with the subject line "SmartWay Webinar Suggestion."

Learn about the Freight Matters Webinar Series with EPA SmartWayLearn more about SmartWay's Freight Matters! Webinar Series: This series features leaders in the freight sector discussing trends and issues that matter to your business.

Past Webinars

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Webinar Type

Event Name Primary Audience
Education 2020 SmartWay Award Criteria Webinar All Partners
Freight Matters! Toward Greener Supply Chain:  How The Home Depot reduces its environmental footprint and costs All Partners, General Audience
Tool Demo SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation Truck Carriers
Tool Demo Introduction to the 2020 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool Truck Carriers
Education SmartWay New and Prospective Partner Orientation:  Tips for a Rewarding Partnership Experience!  Prospective Partners, New
Education SmartWay Awardees Share Best Practices All Partners
Tool Demo 2019 SmartWay Shipper Tool Demonstration Shippers
Education National Affiliate Conversation:  Let’s Talk! Affiliates
Tool Demo 2019 SmartWay Logistics Tool Demonstration Logistics Companies
Education Attention All Truck Fleets:  Hear the Latest on the SmartWay Designated Specification for Day Cabs! Truck Carriers
Education SmartWay Shippers: Where do you find your freight activity data? Shippers
Freight Matters Creating Sustainability at Airports Air Carriers
Education National Conversation with SmartWay Affiliates Get Ready for Earth Day! Affiliates
Freight Matters The “Green Supply Chain”:  A critical assessment of a multimodal, multinational freight supply chain of a Fortune 50 retailer All Partners, General Audience
Education Learn What It Means to be a Shipper of Choice Shippers
Education Understanding SmartWay Shipper Performance   Shippers
Freight Matters How Electric Trucks, Big Data, and Connectivity are Changing the Freight Industry All Partners, General Audience
Education SmartWay New Partner Orientation: Tips for a Rewarding Partnership Experience All Partners
Education The Value and Benefits of Partnering with SmartWay All Partners, General Audience
Education A National Conversation with SmartWay Affiliates Affiliates
Education Webinar Running on Less Truck Carriers
Freight Matters Webinar Using Freight Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking to Meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Demands All Partners
Freight Matters Webinar Small, Smart & Sustainable: How Businesses Are Winning Big with Smart & Sustainable Freight Practices Truck Carriers, Shippers
Education Webinar Best Practices of a Preferred Shipper Shippers
Freight Matters Webinar Boosting Freight Sustainability at Lower Costs All Partners, General Audience
Education Webinar SmartWay Affiliates in Action Affiliates
Education Webinar Livable Streets vs. Deliverable Streets All Partners, General Audience
Education Webinar Maximize your Efficiency with Fuel Saving Strategies and Technologies Truck Carriers
Freight Matters Webinar Key Trends Shaping the Future of Freight All Partners, General Audience
Education Webinar Shippers: Learn About Resources for Aligning Win-Win Relationships With Your Carriers Shippers
Education Webinar SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Roundtable Chat Affiliates
Education Webinar Unlocking SmartWay Data for Shippers: Optimize Supply Chain Decision Making and Enhance CSR Reporting Shippers
Freight Matters Webinar Efficiency Begins at Home, but What About the Neighbors: Getting to Know Your SmartWay Carriers! All Partners, General Audience
Education Webinar Shippers: There's a SmartWay for You Shippers
Education Webinar Strut your SmartWay Stuff All Partners
Education Webinar The Business Case for Becoming a SmartWay Shipper Shippers
Education Webinar The Business Case for Becoming a SmartWay Carrier Carriers
Freight Matters Webinar The Power of SmartWay Partnerships All Partners, General Audience
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Shipper Tool Advanced Class: Using the “Shipper Strategies” Tab in the SmartWay Shipper Tool Shippers


  • Education Webinar: Informational webinar related to improving performance as a SmartWay Partner or Affiliate.
  • Freight Matters Webinar: Interviews and panel discussions with industry leaders and experts on broad topics related to freight transportation sustainability.
  • Tool Demo Webinar: Demonstration of a SmartWay accounting and tracking tool.
  • Tool Advanced Webinar: Advanced training on features and capabilities of SmartWay accounting and tracking tools.
  • Recognition Webinar: Webinar to recognize award or challenge honorees.
  • Live Workshop: In-person events focused on advancing freight transportation sustainability.
  • SmartWay Conference Presentation: A conference or event where EPA staff present SmartWay.

2020 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demo Webinar

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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 SmartWay Multimodal Partners, Applicants, and Prospects—and all interested in this aspect of the SmartWay Transport Partnership’s program—join us for the 2020 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration on Tuesday, May 27, 2020. The webinar presents a brief introduction to SmartWay and a live tool demonstration, including tips on filling out the tool and insights on using the tool outputs for improving your company’s energy efficiency and environmental performance.

The Multimodal tool allows you to determine emission factors for composite multimodal fleets that include components from Truck, Rail, Barge, Air, and Logistics operations.   It allows you to:

  1. assess your environmental performance by gathering emissions information about your company's rail carriers, truck carriers, barge carriers, air carriers, and logistics companies,
  2.  calculate your company's baseline energy efficiency and environmental performance by entering data into the Multimodal Tool and submitting it for review and approval; and
  3. track your company’s annual changes in performance.

This basic webinar is for you if you’re interested in learning about the SmartWay Multimodal Tool and how to complete it, or if you simply need a refresher.  Bring your questions and learn more about how filling out the tool is good for your business! The 2020 SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tool (using your 2019 data) will become available for download on the SmartWay website on May 20, 2020.

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Getting C-Suite Buy-in for Your Freight Sustainability Efforts

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
11:30 AM (PT)/ 1:30 PM (CT)/ 2:30 PM (ET)

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Decorative image of a diverse group of people on a video conference call with a graph.Building a solid freight sustainability strategy requires support and buy-in throughout your organization. But how do you engage your colleagues and your C-Suite so that they see the value of investing in more efficient freight? 

In this webinar, you will hear from two SmartWay Shipper Partners who have successfully integrated freight sustainability and SmartWay into their corporate priorities. You will also learn about SmartWay resources that can help you educate your colleagues and leadership team.

This webinar is for: Shippers and Logistics Companies   

Key discussion topics include: 

  • Operationalizing freight efficiency and the ideal process 
  • Building a case cross-departmentally
  • Optimizing your organization's freight sustainability program strategy 


Dean Fortino
Logistics Sustainability Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James McCall
Global Supply Chain Sustainability Leader
The Procter and Gamble Company

Patrice Thornton
EPA SmartWay

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Freight Matters – Toward Greener Supply Chain:  Toward Greener Supply Chain:  How The Home Depot reduces its environmental footprint and costs

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

As one of the nation’s largest importers, The Home Depot teamed up with the International Council on Clean Transportation to conduct a study of its supply chain to better understand the impacts of freight efficiency strategies.  The study helped illustrate the elements of a real-world “green supply chain” and how it compares with a traditional supply chain.  Findings include insights about how even a high(er) efficiency supply chain can continue to enhance efficiency and environmental performance with even more advanced strategies that are available now or on the horizon.  This webinar is brought to you by Loyola University Chicago and US EPA SmartWay.

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Leticia Pineda
International Council on Clean Transportation

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Kim Vaccaro
Sr. Manager Import Operations
The Home Depot


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Harry J. Haney, III
Director, Supply and Value Chain Center
Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business

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Buddy Polovick
Team Leader
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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This Webinar is for: Those individuals, companies, carriers, logistics providers, academic and industry experts interested in advancing freight supply chain sustainability

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2020 SmartWay Award Criteria Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)
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SmartWay Partners! Join EPA to learn about the SmartWay Excellence Award. The following topics will be addressed: 1) the 2020 Award eligibility criteria for relevant partner categories (e.g. truck carriers, multimodal carriers, shippers and logistics companies); 2) the Award recipient selection process and 3) the Award timeline. Attendees will also have the opportunity to pose questions.

This webinar is for any Partner interested in understanding how Award candidates are selected.

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