The SmartWaySM Transport Partnership is a voluntary public-private partnership between various freight industry sectors and EPA designed to conserve fuel while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. Companies that provide or hire freight delivery and logistics services can become SmartWay Transport partners. EPA helps partners calculate their current environmental performance, set improvement goals, understand fuel-saving strategies and technologies, calculate cost savings, and win industry and public recognition. SmartWay also verifies the performance of fuel-saving technologies, certifies trucks and trailers with energy-saving features, and offers a variety of financing opportunities.
Currently over 2000 shippers, carriers, logistics providers, and affiliates participate in the Partnership, including hundreds in Canada. SmartWay is quickly expanding its international reach and developing new tools to help shippers analyze their carbon reduction options more accurately within and across all modes in their “supply chain” (truck, rail, port drayage, marine, etc.). More information on SmartWay’s international programs can be found here.