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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.  Registration closes for new attendees at 12:00pm on the day of the webinar.

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

Event Type Legend

Type Date Event Name
April 26, 2018 Freight Matters Webinar Learn about the Freight Matters Webinar Series with EPA SmartWayHow Electric Trucks, Big Data, and Connectivity are Changing the Freight Industry
May 13, 2018 Tool Demo Webinar SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration

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

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

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


Event Name
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.

EPA SmartWay Freight Matters! Webinar:

How Electric Trucks, Big Data, and Connectivity are Changing the Freight Industry

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

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E-commerce, technology acceleration and increasing demand are driving the freight industry to innovate, address changing customer expectations, improve freight productivity and achieve greater supply chain efficiency. To stay ahead, companies are collaborating with logistics service providers and vehicle and equipment manufacturers to invest in solutions that will help move their products and supplies as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.

This one-hour webcast will provide insights into technology’s growing influence on transportation and the emergence of electric trucks in last mile, less-than-truckload, and long-haul deliveries. It will help you understand the impact of these changes on the efficiency and sustainability of your company’s freight operations, today, and in the future.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Mega-trends that are improving freight efficiency, logistics management and sustainability
  • The emergence of all-electric truck applications in last-mile, less-than truckload and long-haul delivery
  • How OEMs are testing their vehicles and collaborating with fleets to support investment in connected, all-electric trucks
Guests Panelists  
Scott Perry
Suddath Global Logistics
The Suddath Companies
Logo for the Suddath Companies--Freight Matters Webinar
Bill Lyons
Vice President Sales Operations
Mitsubishi FUSO Truck of America
Logo for Mitsubishi Fuso--Freight Matters Webinar

Tim Proctor
Executive Director of Product Management and Innovation

Logo of Cummins--Freight Matters Webinar

This webinar is for: All parties interested in future-oriented freight vehicles and technologies.

EPA Tool Demonstration Webinar: 2018 SmartWay Multimodal Tool Demonstration

Tuesday, May 13, 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.

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