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EPA's SmartWay Excellence Awards recognize high performing partners that are leading the business community to a clean, efficient and more sustainable future for goods movement. The awards honor top truck, intermodal and rail carrier partners that are setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies. Top shipping and logistics partners also are recognized for efficiency, and their actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data, communications and public outreach.

The SmartWay awards program gets underway in late spring, and an awards event is typically held in the fall. EPA identifies candidates based on their annual SmartWay data reports and leadership actions.

 

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What's New for SmartWay Excellence Awards

EPA's 2014 SmartWay Excellence Awards recognize exceptional achievement among EPA SmartWay partners. The 2014 award assessments will be based on environmental performance as demonstrated by partner data submissions with the SmartWay freight assessment and carbon tracking tools. Additional Leadership criteria will be considered in some partner categories as described below. EPA recognizes eligible partners in the following categories:

Shipper Awards

SmartWay shipper semi-finalists are top-performing partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large" and"medium/small" mileage categories. These shipper semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentationthat demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final shipper awardees will be selected from the pool of semi-finalists based on the supplemental information they provide. Detailed information on the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2014 Awards Criteria (PDF) (2 pp, 656KB, EPA-420-F-14-012, March 2014)

Logistics Awards

SmartWay logistics semi-finalists are top-performing partners in good standing. EPA identifies a pool of top-performing candidates for consideration based on environmental performance, use of SmartWay carriers to move their freight, and freight mileage with "large" and "medium/small" mileage categories. These logistics semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final logistics awardees will be selected from the pool of semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide. Detailed information on the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2014 Awards Criteria (PDF) (2 pp, 656 KB, EPA-420-F-14-012, March 2014)

Carrier Awards

SmartWay carrier awardees are recognized for top environmental performance. EPA identifies partners in good standing that are leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data within their fleet type and size categories. Large and medium/small carriers will be selected based on their performance within 13 fleet categories.

This year, EPA identifies a pool of SmartWay multi-modal carrier semi-finalists that are top-performing partners in good standing that are leaders in freight efficiency based on their SmartWay data. These multi-modal carrier semi-finalists are invited to provide EPA with supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals. Final multi-modal carrier awardees will be selected from the pool of semi-finalists identified by EPA based on the supplemental information they provide.

Detailed information on the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award eligibility is available here: SmartWay 2014 Awards Criteria (PDF) (2 pp, 656 KB, EPA-420-F-14-012, March 2014)

2013 SmartWay Shipper Awardees


Large Shippers

Best Buy Co., Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
NIKE, Inc.
The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. 


Medium and Small Shippers

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
SC Johnson &  Son, Inc. 
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Toyota Logistics Services
Mannington Mills, Inc.

 

2013 SmartWay Logistics Management Awardees


Large Logistics

Hub Group
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Transplace


Small Logistics

Piggyback Consolidators Inc.

 

2013 SmartWay Carrier Awardees

Fleet Category

Large Carriers

Medium/Small Carriers

Truck Load/Dry Van

Con-way Truckload
Covenant Transport
CRST Van Expedited, Inc.
Knight Transportation, Inc.
Swift Transportation Co.
Werner Enterprises

Beco, Inc.
Cowan Systems, LLC
Mesilla Valley Transportation
NFI Industries, Inc.

Less than Truck Load/ Dry Van

Con-way Freight
Penske Logistics, LLC

F1 Freight Systems Inc.
Polaris Transport Carriers Inc.

Mixed

May Trucking Company
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.
Formule Transit Incorporated,
Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.

Package

CEVA Logistics, U.S. Inc.

DHL Express USA

Refrigerated

JBS Carriers, Inc.
Prime, Inc.

Indiana Western Express, Inc.
Wild West Express, Inc.

Specialized

Keen Transport, Inc.

Lake Enterprises Ltd.

Dray

Tennessee Express, Inc.

RPM Harbor Services, Inc.

Tanker

LTI, Inc.

Arlo G. Lott Trucking, Inc.

Flatbed

P & S Transportation

N/A
Multimodal

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
YRC Worldwide Inc.

Marten Transport LTD

Auto

Southeast Transportation Systems, Inc.

Thorson's Marketing Associates of Canada, Inc.

Expedited

N/A

TranStewart Trucking Inc.

Moving

New World Van Lines

N/A
Multimodal

System Transport, Inc.

N/A

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2012 SmartWay Shipper Awardees

In 2012 EPA recognized its SmartWay partners for the first time using the program's "second generation" suite of freight assessment and carbon tracking tools. During 2010 and 2011, EPA SmartWay and its partners upgraded all of the program's assessment and tracking tools with an improved system to quantify and benchmark the efficiency of moving goods.

These tools are now being used by all SmartWay partners, and the 2012 awards program represented the first year that partners were recognized based on the their performance, as assessed using SmartWay's "second generation" tools.

Best Buy Company
HP
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
IKEA Distribution Services, NA
SC Johnson and Son, Inc. 
Sears Logistics Services, Inc.
Foremost Farms USA

 

2012 SmartWay Logistics Management Awardee

Sharp Freight Systems, Inc.

 

2012 SmartWay Truck Carrier Awardees

Fleet Category

Large Carriers

Medium/Small Carriers

Truck Load/Dry Van

Celadon Trucking Services, Inc.
Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa
Knight Transportation, Inc.
Swift Transportation

Dart Transit Company
Mesilla Valley Transportation
Orlicks Inc.
Less than Truck Load/ Dry Van

New Century Transportation, Inc.
Walgreen Oshkosh Inc

Polaris Transport Carriers Inc
Refrigerated

C. R. England, Inc.
JBS Carriers, Inc.
Southern Refrigerated Transport, Inc.

Doug Andrus Distributing LLC
Prime Inc

Package

FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
Frito-Lay NA, Inc.

Air Ground Xpress, Inc
Specialized Lone Star Transportation, LLC Palletized Trucking Inc
Tanker Dupre' Logistics, LLC Poland Spring Bottling
Flatbed Prime Inc Jules Savard Inc
Mixed

May Trucking Company
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Dibble Trucking, Inc.
Lake Enterprises Ltd.

Dray Duncan and Son Lines, Inc. Pacific 9 Transportation, Inc.
Multimodal

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc.

White Arrow LLC

2009 SmartWay Excellence Award Recipients

2009 Awards Program with Winner Profiles (PDF) (20 pp, 1.3M, October 2009)

Truck Carriers
Bison Transport Inc.
C.R. England, Inc.
Celadon Trucking Services Inc.
Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
Covenant Transport, Inc.
Gordon Trucking Inc.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Knight Transportation, Inc.
LTI Trucking Services, Inc.
MacKinnon Transport INC
Mesilla Valley Transportation
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Roehl Transport, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc.
Stan Koch & Sons Trucking
States Logistics Services, Inc.
Swift Transportation Co.
UPS
U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc./Xpress Global Systems

Shippers

Best Buy Co., Inc.
Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP 
JCPenney Co
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kohl's Department Stores
Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
Limited Brands, Inc.
Lowe's Companies Inc
PepsiCo, Inc.
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Stonyfield Farm, Inc.
The Home Depot
USG Corporation

Logistics Companies

Hub Group, Inc.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Transplace

Affiliates
American Trucking Associations
Cascade Sierra Solutions

2008 SmartWay Excellence Award Recipients

2008 SmartWay Excellence Leaders (PDF) (15 pp, 2.5 M, October 2008).

Freight Carriers
American Central Transport, Inc
Celadon Trucking Services Inc.
Challenger Motor Freight Inc.
Con-way Freight
Covenant Transport, Inc.
Dillon Transport, Inc.
Gordon Trucking, Inc.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
NFI
Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.
Quad/Graphics
Roehl Transport, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc.
Stan Koch & Sons Trucking
Swift Transportation Company
Trailer Bridge, Inc.
UPS
Watkins Shepard Trucking, Inc.

Shippers
HP
Kohl's Department Stores
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Sharp Electronics Corporation

Logistics Companies
APL Logistics
Hub Group, Inc.
Transplace
Affiliates
Cascade Sierra Solutions

2007 SmartWay Excellence Award Recipients

2007 SmartWay Excellence Leaders (PDF) (16 pp, 362 KB, October 2007).

Freight Carriers
Contract Freighters, Inc.
CSX Transportation
John Christner Trucking LLC
Knight Transportation, Inc.
Langford, Inc.
Meijer
Metropolitan Trucking, Inc.
Orlicks, Inc.
P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc.
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Roehl Transport, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc.
Swift Transportation Co., Inc.
Smithfield Transportation Co., Inc.
Trans-Am Trucking, Inc.
Wal-Mart

Shippers
IBM
JCPenney
Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC
Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Michelin North America, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc.
Sharp Electronics Corporation
STERIS Corporation

Logistics Companies
Alliance Shippers
Exel
Limited Brands Logistics
National Logistics Management Inc.

Affiliates
4 State Trucks
American Trucking Associations

2006 SmartWay Excellence Award Recipients

2006 SmartWay Excellence Leaders (PDF) (7 pp, 186 KB, October 2006).

Truck Carriers
Bison Transport, Inc.
Contract Freighters, Inc.
Langford Inc.
New Century Transportation, Inc.
O & S Trucking, Inc.
Roehl Transport, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc.
YRC Worldwide, Inc.

Shippers
IKEA Distribution Services, North America
Interface, Inc.*
Owens Corning
Sharp Electronics Corporation

Logistics Companies
APL Logistics
Epes Logistics Services, Inc.
Meridian IQ*

Private Fleets
H-E-B
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Smithfield Transportation Co., Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Affiliates
Cascade Sierra Solutions*
Lane Regional Air Protection Agency*
Minnesota Trucking Association
New Jersey Motor Truck Association

* Indicates a joint award. Partners Interface, Inc. and Meridian IQ submitted a joint application as did affiliates Cascade Sierra Solutions and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency.

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