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The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a business organization designed to encourage businesses to manage logistics in an environmentally responsible way. This partnership started in 2004, and is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Office of Transportation and Air Quality – Transportation and Climate Division.

SmartWay aims to improve fuel-efficiency and reduce various environmental impacts from the freight transportation of goods. Their membership is completely voluntary and the number of member companies is now over 1,000.

This organization provides numerous incentives and recognition for top industry performers, while encouraging continued improvement. Many of their diverse members are Transportation Companies, lead by visionaries who are determined to create a sustainable business culture with strong sense of social responsibility.

Partnership Objective

By 2012, through various programs and initiatives, the this Transport Partnership was fully committed to an ambitious objective, which was to save between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year, which translates to purging between 33 – 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrous oxide emissions per year.

SmartWay Canada

Thousands of companies in the Trucking Industry across Canada and the United States are partners of the this Partnership. It is a public-private collaboration between Natural Resources Canada, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, trucking carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money.

SmartWay gives trucking managers a sense of how their fleets stack-up to their competitors and how to improve on fuel efficiency.

There are many benefits for truck carriers:

  • Ability to reduce operating costs and emissions
  • Attract business from SmartWay shipper members
  • Measure their own performance against trucking companies with similar properties
  • Monitor and improve fuel efficiency, and make a positive impact to the business culture


“The SmartWay Transport Partnership was developed with the industry, for the industry”.

                                                                                                       – Natural Resources Canada


SmartWay in SaferWatch

SaferWatch, a leading Carrier Monitoring and Risk Management software solution that Assures Quality Partnerships between freight brokers and carriers, offers its customers the ability to search and verify SmartWay transportation companies (click image to enlarge).

SmartWay in SaferWatch


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