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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
Education Webinar 2/21/2018 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Webinar
Education Webinar 3/7/2018 SmartWay New Partner Orientation: Tips for a Rewarding Partnership Experience

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

Type Event Name
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
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
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.

SmartWay New Partner Orientation: Tips for a Rewarding Partnership Experience

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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If you are new to SmartWay, and want a quick introduction to the program and how to maximize your company’s value from participation, this webinar is for you!  We will start with some basic information about SmartWay tools and resources for improving your freight efficiency, and how you can compare your company’s performance with others like yours.

You will learn how two SmartWay Partners discuss how their SmartWay partnership leveraged their companies’ reight efficiency goals, environmental strategies, and other performance objectives.

This webinar is for: New Partners and anyone new to the program who wants to know more about SmartWay partnership and its benefits.   

Presenters: Marcia Turkington and Mary Walsh (EPA)

2018 SmartWay Excellence Award Webinar

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:00 PM (PT)/1:00 PM (CT)/2:00 PM (ET)

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Calling all SmartWay Partners!  Join EPA to learn what is new and for a summary and explanation of the following three elements for the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award:

  1. the Award eligibility criteria for relevant partner categories (e.g. truck carriers, multimodal carriers, barge carriers, rail carriers, shippers and logistic companies);

  2. the Award recipient selection process and

  3. the Award timeline.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Speakers:

  • Joann Jackson Stephens, EPA SmartWay
  • Chien Sze, EPA SmartWay

A National Conversation with SmartWay Affiliates

Weds., January 24, 2018, 11:00 PM (PT)/1:00 PM (CT)/2:00 PM (ET)

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Join us! Be part of a conversation between EPA SmartWay Team members, three SmartWay liaisons based in EPA’s Regional offices—Region 4, 5 and 8—and guest Affiliates. Four State Trucking Associations—Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Indiana—will share best practices and answer questions about their role as a SmartWay Affiliate. This is your opportunity to form new relationships with people in your own backyard that will work shoulder-to-shoulder with you to attain your efficiency goals. This conversation will be time well spent!

This Webinar is for: EPA regional representatives, state trucking associations, local governments, and others interested in freight efficiency at the local and state levels.

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)

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