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SmartWay Webinars & Events

USEPA SmartWay Logo EPA hosts events and webinars to help you learn how to get the most out of the SmartWay Program.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming Webinars: To participate in an upcoming SmartWay webinar, you must pre-register. Registration links are provided below in webinar descriptions

Past Webinars: Selecting the "Past Webinar Resources" tab shows you previous training topics and may include additional resources such as slides, recordings, and transcripts.

Webinars are free: Please register promptly because registration may be closed to new attendees after 12:00 noon on the day of the webinar.


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Suggest a Webinar Topic: If you would like to see a webinar about a particular topic, email your idea (smartway_transport@epa.gov) with the subject line "SmartWay Webinar Suggestion."

Event Type Legend

Type Date Event Name
Freight Matters Webinar 11/29/2017 Using Freight Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking to Meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Demands

Recordings or presentation slides for all previously hosted webinars are listed below. Event Type Legend

Type Event Name
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
Education Webinar Best Practices of a Preferred Shipper
Tool Demo Webinar 2017 SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tool Demonstration
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
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Truck Tool-Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation
Education Webinar 2017 SmartWay Excellence Award webinar
Education Webinar Introduction to the 2017 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool
Education Webinar SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Roundtable Chat
Education Webinar 2016 SmartWay Awardee Best Practices Webinar
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.

FREIGHT EFFICIENCY & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Using Freight Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking to Meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Demands

Weds., November 29, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET) 

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Responsible corporate citizens are investing time and resources to assess and report their leadership on numerous sustainability and social efforts, often in response to shareholder and other stakeholder demands. Leading firms look closely at their entire supply chain and work to assess, report and reduce scope 3 emissions to minimize the impact of their freight transportation activities on the environment. This webinar will help companies understand how assessing freight efficiency can help them in their CSR efforts while also identifying ways to reduce costs and mitigate against environmental degradation in local communities. Expert panelists will explore how CSR managers and logistics leaders within organizations work together creatively to tackle these growing demands.  

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

Expert Speakers:

Lisa Ellram
Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management
Miami University

Daniel Perry
Senior Account Executive
EcoVadis

2017 SmartWay Logistics Tool Demonstration

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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If you are interested in knowing about how EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership’s program allows logistics companies to evaluate their energy efficiency and environmental performance, join us for the 2017 SmartWay Logistics Tool Demonstration. This 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 environmental footprint. The Logistics Tool allows your logistics company to calculate its emission baseline, understand your carrier’s individual environmental performance, and track annual changes in your company’s overall energy efficiency and environmental performance. You will learn how to calculate your company's baseline performance using the Logistics Tool, and how to understand and track your company’s annual changes in performance, which can lead to your evaluation of improvement strategies.

This Webinar is for: SmartWay Logistics Partners, Applicants, and all others interested in seeing how SmartWay assesses energy efficiency and environmental performance for logistics companies.

Presenter: Matthew Payne (EPA)

Small, Smart & Sustainable: How Businesses Are Winning Big with Smart & Sustainable Freight Practices

Weds., October 4, 2017, 11:00 PM (PT)/1:00 PM (CT)/2:00 PM (ET)

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Adopting greener freight strategies helps businesses save money, reduce risk, and boost profitability. And while large multi-national companies have led the charge on supply chain efficiency, many smaller freight shippers and carriers are also reaping the benefits of more sustainable goods movement. Join this webinar to see how small businesses are benefiting from prioritizing sustainable freight practices with the tools and resources providing by the SmartWay program.

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

Presenters:

  • Jon Adkins, International Sanitary Supplies Association
  • Joshua Hernandez, Mustang Express
  • Lisa Berghaus, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc

Boosting Freight Sustainability at Lower Costs

Weds., June 14, 2017, 11:00 PM (PT)/1:00 PM (CT)/2:00 PM (ET)

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Are you a decision maker interested in moving goods with reduced environmental impact and lower costs, while realizing significant supply chain performance?  Join this webinar to learn about trends, opportunities, and strategies related to sustainable goods movement from experienced industry representatives.

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

Presenters:

  • David Hoover 
    Director of Outbound Logistics
    Meijer
     
  • Steve Sorenson
    Nordstrom Domestic Transportation Manager
    Nordstrom
     
  • Lecedra  Welch
    Program Manager of Environmental Sustainability 
    AIAG 
  • Al Hildreth 
    Global Energy Manager
    General Motors North America

SmartWay Affiliate Roundtable Chat

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 11:30 AM (PT)/1:30 PM (CT)/2:30 PM (ET)
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Join SmartWay Affiliates for a virtual networking session. Affiliates will share their approaches in helping their members and stakeholders achieve more sustainable freight supply chains resulting in better efficiencies and cleaner air. Industry associations, state and local air quality groups and truck dealerships will share practical techniques, best practices and lessons learned. Sign up and be part of the discussion.

This webinar is for: Current SmartWay Affiliates and organizations interested in becoming SmartWay Affiliates

Presenter: Patrice Thornton (EPA)

Maximize your Efficiency with Fuel Saving Strategies and Technologies

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)
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Truck Carriers – are you maximizing your efficiency? Learn how you can lower fuel costs, shrink your emissions footprint, compete with the best and thrive while lowering your impact on the environment.

This webinar is for: Truck Carriers

Presenters:

  • Royal Jones, Owner, CEO & President, Mesilla Valley Transportation
  • Brent Oberle, Chief  Operating Officer and Myles Kuperus, Owner, Kuperus Trucking, Inc
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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