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SmartWay Webinars & Events

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

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Upcoming Webinars: Participants must pre-register.  Registration closes at 12:00pm on the day of the webinar.

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Date Type Event Name
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Tool Demo Webinar 2018 SmartWay Logistics Tool Webinar

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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 discuss trends and issues that matter to your business.

Past Webinars: Descriptions, links to webinar recordings, and presentation slides for past webinars are listed below. 

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Event Name
Education Webinar Learn What It Means to be a Shipper of Choice
Education Webinar Understanding SmartWay Shipper Performance  
Freight Matters Webinar How Electric Trucks, Big Data, and Connectivity are Changing the Freight Industry
Education Webinar SmartWay New Partner Orientation: Tips for a Rewarding Partnership Experience
Education Webinar The Value and Benefits of Partnering with SmartWay
Education Webinar 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Webinar
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Truck Tool-Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation
Education Webinar A National Conversation with SmartWay Affiliates
Tool Demo Webinar Introduction to the 2018 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool
Education Webinar 2017 SmartWay Awardees Best Practices Webinar
Education Webinar Running on Less
Freight Matters Webinar Using Freight Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking to Meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Demands
Tool Demo Webinar 2017 SmartWay Shipper Tool Demonstration
Tool Demo Webinar 2017 SmartWay Logistics Tool Demonstration
Tool Demo Webinar 2017 SmartWay Air Carrier Tool Demonstration
Freight Matters Webinar Small, Smart & Sustainable: How Businesses Are Winning Big with Smart & Sustainable Freight Practices
Education Webinar Best Practices of a Preferred Shipper
Freight Matters Webinar Boosting Freight Sustainability at Lower Costs
Education Webinar SmartWay Affiliates in Action
Education Webinar Livable Streets vs. Deliverable Streets
Education Webinar Maximize your Efficiency with Fuel Saving Strategies and Technologies
Freight Matters Webinar Key Trends Shaping the Future of Freight
Education Webinar Shippers: Learn About Resources for Aligning Win-Win Relationships With Your Carriers
Education Webinar SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Roundtable Chat
Education Webinar Unlocking SmartWay Data for Shippers: Optimize Supply Chain Decision Making and Enhance CSR Reporting
Freight Matters Webinar Efficiency Begins at Home, but What About the Neighbors: Getting to Know Your SmartWay Carriers!
Education Webinar Shippers: There's a SmartWay for You
Education Webinar Strut your SmartWay Stuff
Education Webinar The Business Case for Becoming a SmartWay Shipper
Education Webinar The Business Case for Becoming a SmartWay Carrier
Freight Matters Webinar The Power of SmartWay Partnerships
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Truck Tool-Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Shipper Tool Advanced Class: Using the “Shipper Strategies” Tab in the SmartWay Shipper Tool
Education Webinar EPA SmartWay’s Vision 2020 for Supply Chain Sustainability
  • 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.

2018 SmartWay Logistics Tool Webinar

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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This webinar is for logistics service providers new to the program and for partners that are looking for a refresher on SmartWay’s Logistics Tool. We will review how SmartWay logistics Partners use the Tool to obtain an emissions profile for their clients, carriers and their own operations.  The webinar will include a real time, step-by-step Tool demonstration and plenty of opportunity to ask questions on carrier matching, emissions scores and more.

EPA Tool Demonstration Webinar: 2018 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 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 2018 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 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 on how filling out the tool is good for your business! The 2018 SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tool (using your 2017 data) will become available for download on the SmartWay website on May 18, 2018.

This webinar is for: All carriers interested submitting the 2018 Multimodal Tool in order to register or renew as a SmartWay Partner.

Learn What It Means to be a Shipper of Choice

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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Join this webinar and hear what carriers have cited as important attributes of a shipper of choice.  Discover what the research shows about preferred shipper characteristics, such as reduction in carrier dwell time and how this could improve carrier relations, helping shippers attract and keep quality service providers.

This Webinar is for: All Shipper Partners


Steve Raetz
Dir, Research & Market Intelligence
C.H. Robinson

Jerry Sigmon, Jr.
Vice President – Operations
Cargo Transporters

Adam Heavner
Pricing Manager
Cargo Transporters

Understanding SmartWay Shipper Performance  

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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Have you wondered how you compare to other SmartWay Shippers in your environmental performance and energy efficiency?  Join EPA SmartWay as we share what two key SmartWay information resources can reveal on your company’s environmental performance and what you can do to improve!

  • SmartWay Shipper Performance Report:  This enlightening new resource for Shipper Partners, with informative charts and text, is available when you submit activity data in your company’s annual Tool update.  Understand how to interpret your report’s data and use it for your company’s environmental performance benchmarking, tracking, and decision-making.
  • SmartWay Carrier Performance Ranking Spreadsheet:  This document, available online to all, shows how the SmartWay Truck Carrier, Multimodal Carrier, and Logistics Company Partners you might hire rank in their CO2, NOx, and PM2.5 emissions, compared to other SmartWay Carriers like them.  Shippers use the rankings to assess their freight transportation emissions inventory and compare transportation providers.

This webinar is for: All Shipper Partners


Adam Benkovich
Transportation Analyst

Ron Guzzi
Sr. Manager Transportation Carrier Relations & Sourcing
The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc

Introduction to the 2018 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)
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This webinar provides an overview of EPA’s SmartWay 2018 Truck Carrier Tool, including a live demonstration of the Tool. Participants will learn how they can calculate and report your company’s carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate matter emissions, allowing companies to benchmark and track annual changes in performance across multiple efficiency metrics. Key takeaways from this webinar include:

  •  An introductory understanding of the 2018 Truck Carrier Tool
  • Updates made to the 2018 Tool
  • How to input data into the Tool
  • How to submit your completed Tool to EPA
  • How to view summary reports
  • Key points to remember when filling out your Tool

This webinar is primarily intended for those truck carrier partners who are new to the SmartWay Partnership or are in need of a refresher.

SmartWay Truck Tool-Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET) 
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If you already know the basics on how to complete your SmartWay annual update with the 2017 Truck Carrier Tool but want to learn more, join us to discover your next steps in getting the most out of your SmartWay Tool, reports, and participation.

You will learn:

  • How your data entry choices yield more useful results
  • To read and understand SmartWay data reports
  • SmartWay ranking: how we do it and why it's important
  • How shippers use SmartWay data
  • A more detailed understanding of the Truck Carrier Tool
  • And more!

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.

This webinar is free, but please register promptly. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar is for: Current SmartWay Partners who already have a basic understanding of the SmartWay Truck Tool, but want to learn more about using the tool and the information you can get from the tool.

Presenter: Erik Herzog (EPA)Present

Affiliates in Action

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)
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Join this webinar to hear about the new focus of the SmartWay Affiliate program. Be the first to review the new SmartWay Affiliate 2017/2018 Editorial Calendar featuring a different monthly theme. Join the discussion on messaging and social media content applicable to the themes.  The new “Affiliate Forum” will also be unveiled.

This Webinar is for: SmartWay Affiliates, both current and prospective.

Presenter: Patrice Thornton, SmartWay Affiliate Program Manager, EPA SmartWay