SmartWay Transport Partnership

Last updated: 5 November 2017
SmartWay Transport is a voluntary partnership between various freight industry sectors and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) that establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. There are three primary components of the program: fleets, idling, and rail/intermodal. The fleets component invites companies that either use or provide freight shipping services (shippers and carriers, respectively) to become SmartWay Transport partners by applying innovative strategies and technologies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Partners that meet program requirements and exceed performance thresholds will have SmartWay logo rights and get public visibility and recognition. The idling reduction component is a comprehensive national program to minimize long-duration idling at truck stops, ports, borders, terminals, rail yards, and other locations where trucks and locomotives tend to idle. The project involves providing education and guidance for truck and locomotive operators, as well as limited funding and incentives for truck and locomotive idling reduction demonstration projects. The Rail/Intermodal component involves improving efficiency of rail operations directly and encouraging freight shippers to consider appropriate use of rail.

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