Affiliate Frequently Asked Questions
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Joining SmartWay as an Affiliate
- What does it mean to be a SmartWay Affiliate?
SmartWay Affiliates are organizations that are committed to promoting the SmartWay program to the freight transport industry. As an Affiliate, you help your members or customers make better choices for their businesses and the environment by encouraging them to participate in the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
- Am I eligible to become an Affiliate?
The following types of organizations are eligible to be Affiliates with the SmartWay Transport Partnership:
- SmartWay Truck/Trailer Dealerships promote sell EPA-certified SmartWay Tractors or Trailers and four approved categories of energy-saving devices: idle control, wide-based or fuel efficient tires, Automatic Tire Inflation (ATI), and Tractor/Trailer aerodynamics.
- SmartWay Leasing Companies lease SmartWay Certified vehicles, tractors or trailers, and promote the sale or lease of SmartWay Certified vehicles, tractors or trailers to dealerships and/or multiple franchises.
- SmartWay Non-Profit Affiliates are trade and professional associations; membership, nongovernmental organizations; academic institutions and governmental agencies that educate their constituents about the SmartWay program.
- Truck stops/travel plazas can participate in SmartWay by making it easier for truck drivers to reduce their long-duration idling.
- What's my commitment as an Affiliate?
Affiliates join SmartWay for three years and commit to promote the Partnership to their members and the public through various strategies they select themselves. As a result, Affiliates help their members make smart choices for their businesses and for the rest of us.
- What's in it for me?
As an Affiliate, you provide your members with a tangible, highly beneficial way to improve their business operations and to make a difference for the public good. And EPA will help you help them by providing outreach materials, program and technical training, and networking opportunities.