SmartWay

SmartWay Webinars & Events

EPA hosts events and webinars to help you learn how to get the most out of the SmartWay Program.

Upcoming Webinars: To participate in an upcoming SmartWay webinar, you must pre-register. Registration links are provided below in webinar descriptions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

Learn about the Freight Matters Webinar Series with EPA SmartWayFreight Matters! Webinar Series: Hear from leaders in the industry about freight-related trends and issues that matter to your business

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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 March 29, 2017  Key Trends Shaping the Future of Freight 
Education Webinar April 12, 2017  Maximize your Efficiency with Fuel Saving Strategies and Technologies

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

Type Event Name
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 Affiliates: Take the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge!
Education Webinar Shippers: There's a SmartWay for You
Tool Advanced Webinar Showcasing Your Pollution Reductions Using the 'Shipper Strategies' Tab in the SmartWay Shipper Tool
Education Webinar 2016 SmartWay Shipper Tool Demonstration
Freight Matters Webinar SmartWay Global Green Freight Action
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
Tool Demo Webinar 2016 SmartWay Logistics Company Tool Demonstration
Freight Matters Webinar The Power of SmartWay Partnerships
Tool Demo Webinar 2016 SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tool Demonstration
Recognition Webinar 2016 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Recognition Webinar
Tool Demo Webinar 2016 SmartWay Air Carrier Tool Demonstration
Freight Matters Webinar How Sustainable Freight Creates a More Efficient Supply Chain
Education Webinar New Partner Orientation
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Truck Tool-Advanced Class: Getting the Most out of Your SmartWay Participation
Tool Demo Webinar The New, Improved 2016 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool
Tool Advanced Webinar SmartWay Shipper Tool Advanced Class: Using the “Shipper Strategies” Tab in the SmartWay Shipper Tool
Tool Demo Webinar 2015 SmartWay Shipper Tool Demonstration
Education Webinar EPA SmartWay’s Vision 2020 for Supply Chain Sustainability
Education Webinar The SmartWay to Cut Costs and Carbon from Your Supply Chain
Education Webinar Developing a SmartWay Global Green Freight Action Plan
Education Webinar Best Practices of Multiple-Time SmartWay Award Winners
Education Webinar Modifying Driver Behavior – An Important Piece to Greening Your Fleet
Education Webinar Carbon Accounting and Reporting Using SmartWay Data and Partner Tool Reports
Education Webinar Anticipatory Supply Chains
Education Webinar Any Way They Ship It. They Ship It the SmartWay
Education Webinar Trends in Intermodal Freight Transport
  • 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.

Key Trends Shaping the Future of Freight

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

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Changes in the modern economy are transforming the transportation industry and creating new opportunities and challenges for shippers, logistics companies and freight carriers. In this webinar we will explore trends in economic growth, online commerce, and supply chain visibility that are changing the way freight is delivered – today, and in the future! Panelists will look at how the industry is responding by developing systems and solutions that provide greater efficiency, fewer environmental impacts, lower transportation costs and/or meet customer demand.

This webinar is for: Anyone interested in freight efficiency and supply chain management

  • EPA Moderator:
    • Denise Kearns. USEPA SmartWay, Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Guest Panelists:
    • Bob Costello, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, American Trucking Associations
    • Patrick Browne, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS
    • Carla Stickler, Senior Analyst, Carrier Solutions and Supply Chain, The Home Depot

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 TechnologiesSmartWay Excellence Award Webinar

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

Presenter: Royal Jones, Owner, CEO & President, Mesilla Valley Transportation

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

Shippers: Learn About Resources For Aligning Win-Win Relationships With Your Carriers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)
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Calling All SmartWay Shipper Partners and Shipper Candidates! Strong sustainable freight transportation programs require effective partnerships. Established shipper partners will discuss best practices for effective carrier engagement. Panelists will share how Shippers and Carriers both benefit from development of cooperative, long-term business relationships.

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: Shipper Partners and Shipper Candidates

Presenters: 

  • Buddy Polovick, U.S. EPA
  • Kara Hegg, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Bradley Pierce, Tyson Foods, Inc