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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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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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Freight Matters Webinars The “Green Supply Chain”:  A critical assessment of a multimodal, multinational freight supply chain of a Fortune 50 retailer
Tool Demo Webinar 2018 SmartWay Shipper Tool Webinar
Tool Demo Webinar 2018 SmartWay Logistics Tool Webinar
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 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 Shipper Tool Demonstration Webinar

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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This webinar provides a brief overview of EPA’s SmartWay program and highlights the data benchmarking and reporting process; including a live demonstration of the newly revised 2018 SmartWay Shipper Tool.  It explains how freight shippers can calculate and report the environmental efficiency and emissions of the freight supply chain, and helps companies to benchmark and track annual performance and improvement. Several new features of the Tool will be explained; thus, this webinar is intended for all SmartWay Shipper Partners or Shipper Candidates wishing to learn more.

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Freight Matters Webinar:

The “Green Supply Chain”:  A critical assessment of a multimodal, multinational freight supply chain of a Fortune 50 retailer

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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With freight volumes projected to quadruple by 2050, freight transport emissions and energy demand will swell further, with firms facing growing pressure to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce costs.  While some leading firms are already applying innovative technologies and strategies to optimize supply chain freight efficiency, these practices are not yet widely adopted.

The International Council on Clean Transportation has conducted a comprehensive case study and analysis of the freight supply chain of a major multinational retailer. By studying select product sourcing from inland China to store shelves in the U.S., researchers have been able to quantify the impacts of efficiency programs and highlight best practices which reduce emissions and costs. 

This webinar will help companies understand the range of strategies that can be deployed to enhance freight efficiency. The presentation will illustrate what a “green supply chain” looks like in the real world as compared with a traditional supply chain. Expert panelist(s) will share preliminary findings from the study, including insights about how even a “green supply chain” of today can continue to enhance efficiency with even more advanced strategies which are available now or on the horizon.  

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

Guest Speaker:
Cristiano Façanha, PhD
International Council on Clean Transportation

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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