The SmartWay Freight Matters! Webinar Series | SmartWay | US EPA

SmartWay’s Freight Matters webinar series explore freight sustainability, why it matters to the economy and the environment, as well as how your company, your organization or you as an individual can make a difference. The U.S. EPA invites you to join us and become a part of this conversation.  

Hope to see you online in the discussions where Freight Matters!   

2017 Freight Matters! Webinar Schedule

Key Trends Shaping the Future of Freight

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2-3 p.m. 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: Those individuals, companies, carriers, logistics providers, academic and industry experts interested in advancing freight supply chain sustainability.

  • 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

Meeting the Challenge of Freight Sustainability for Senior Executives

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2-3 p.m. 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, challenges, 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.


Small, Sustainable & Smart:  How Small Business is Winning Big with Sustainable Freight Management

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2-3 p.m. 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.


Freight Efficiency and Corporate Responsibility:  Using Freight Supply Chain Performance Benchmarking to meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Demands

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2-3 p.m. 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.


Past Freight Matters! Webinars

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How Sustainable Freight Creates a More Efficient Supply Chain

Sustainable Freight: Creating Better Efficiencies in the Supply Chain

This was the first of the SmartWay Freight Matters! webinar series where discussion centered on proven strategies used by SmartWay partners to lower fuel costs and air emissions, how improvements in transportation efficiency net significant results in supply chain performance and how they’re making freight a part of a company’s sustainability planning and goals. Leaders from Mondelez International and C.H. Robinson shared experiences regarding the execution of freight strategies that reduced fuel use, costs, and carbon emissions, as well and raised awareness around the value of well-managed freight.

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The Power of Partnerships

The power of partnerships allows us to accomplish far more together than we could apart. As a doorway for collaboration, the SmartWay program serves three key roles: Convener – bringing people together across industries and sectors to work on efficient goods movement; Catalyst – kick-starting new solutions through collective action and innovation, and Collaborator – working closely with our partners to share best practices. Join this webinar to see how SmartWay and its’ partners are using collaborative, innovative approaches to improve supply chain efficiency.

This Webinar presentation addresses the power of partnership by reducing freight emissions through collaborative efforts.

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Global Green Freight Action

Business, leaders, policy makers and civil society are expanding global cooperation and collaboration on Green Freight programs, strategies, and technologies, with a common goal of reducing freight transport fuel use, emissions and costs. EPA SmartWay worked with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to develop the Global Green Freight Action Plan, to serve as a roadmap and blueprint to advance these efforts. Join us to for this webinar to:

  • Learn about the Action Plan and key action areas;
  • Hear the Call to Action from an industry peer; and
  • Understand roles your firm can play and opportunities of engaging in Global Green Freight efforts.

Speakers: Buddy Polovick (EPA), Cristiano Façanha, Ph.D. (ICCT), SmartWay Partner (TBD)

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Efficiency Begins at Home, but Then There Are the Neighbors: Getting to Know Your Carriers!

SmartWay’s Freight Matters! webinar series continues with an interactive panel discussion on building your company’s supply chain efficiency through collaboration. Our panelists explain how the partnership has helped them to focus on their carbon metrics and to strengthen coordination in meeting efficiency objectives across their freight movement supply chain.

Two SmartWay Shippers will each bring one of their SmartWay Carriers/Logistics providers to explain how their SmartWay partnership has helped them to focus on their carbon metrics and to strengthen coordination in meeting efficiency objectives across their supply chain. This is the fourth webinar of the SmartWay series: Freight Matters!

Our guest panelists and their topics are:

  • Brad Pierce, Operations Manager Transportation, Tyson Foods, Inc., will share Tyson’s proven methods for procuring and cultivating efficient freight carriers, and why Tyson pays close attention to its carriers’ tool submissions.
  • Danny Christner, VP and COO, John Christner Trucking–one of Tyson’s carriers—will tell us how they partner with Tyson, and how their collaboration lead to participating in an interesting study testing how they can use a new technology optimize efficiency in refrigerated shipments.
  • Stelios Chrysandreas, Transportation Manager, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Don Petri, VP of Consumers Product Solutions, Hub Group (Kimberly-Clark’s logistics provider), will describe what they are doing together to keep expanding K-C’s intermodal freight movement.

Joining forces to increase efficiency!

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