Launched in 2004, SmartWay® is an EPA program that helps the freight transportation sector improve supply chain efficiency. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a strong government/industry collaboration between freight shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders, to voluntarily achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transport. Participating companies, like Logistics Plus, use performance based quantification and reporting tools that benchmark and inform industry and the marketplace on freight operations, energy and environmental efficiency. SmartWay partners demonstrate to customers, clients, and investors that they are taking responsibility for the emissions associated with goods movement, are committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices, and are reducing their carbon footprint. To date, the partnership includes nearly 3,000 companies and associations committed to improving fuel efficiency. You can learn more about the partnership here.
Fast Facts About SmartWay Transport Partnership
SmartWay is a partnership between EPA and large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and other federal and state agencies. Collectively achieved (cumulative, 2004 – now):
- Over 3,000 partners
- $20.6 billion dollars in fuel costs saved
- Saved 144.3 million barrels of oil — the equivalent of taking over 13 million cars off the road for an entire year.
- 61.7 million metric tons CO2 reductions
- 1,070,000 tons NOx reductions
- 43,000 tons PM reductions