SmartWay Transport is a voluntary, public-private partnership with the freight industry that the Environmental Protection Agency started in 2004 to focus on reducing emissions, improving fuel economy and increasing energy efficiency.
As an Affiliate in EPA’s SmartWay program, we are able to offer our members access to nationally developed resources to improve freight sustainability and information and analysis on the latest trends and challenges impacting sustainable freight transportation.
SmartWay Saves Money and Supports Business
- Working with SmartWay, U.S. businesses have saved $24.9 billion on fuel costs to date, lowering prices for the typical consumer while helping American truckers.
- Tractor, trailer, and equipment suppliers to the U.S. trucking industry rely upon SmartWay to demonstrate the benefits of more efficient products to customers.
- Since 2004, SmartWay partners have saved 106.5 million barrels of oil— the equivalent of eliminating annual energy use in over 12 million homes
SmartWay Works with Thousands of Partners
- More than 3,000 of the nation's carriers (truck, rail, barge, and multimodal), shippers, and logistics companies are SmartWay partners, continuing to improve efficiency within their transportation supply chains.
- SmartWay counts among its partners a significant and growing number of Fortune 500 firms, representing a broad cross-section of industries.
- SmartWay Affiliates work with the program to achieve environmental improvements and promote the benefits of SmartWay.
- The Executive Order 13693 establishes ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions in federal government procurements. Federal agencies are expressly instructed to utilize SmartWay partners for deliveries and shipments.
SmartWay Helps to Protect Health
- Since 2004, SmartWay has helped partners avoid emitting 72.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 1,458,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 59,000 tons of particulate matter, which helps counter climate change and keep Americans healthy.
- These emissions reductions benefit communities near ports, borders, and truck stops the most, protecting the health and well-being of the citizens in these areas.