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TIPS (Trends, Indicators, and Partner Statistics) is a source of leading freight movement industry indicators and quick facts about current SmartWay Partner performance metrics.

Current TIPS

Posted April 28, 2014

On this Page:

  1. Fuel Cost Savings by SmartWay Truck Carriers
  2. Reduced Oil Consumption by SmartWay Truck Carriers
  3. Reduction in CO2 Emissions by SmartWay Truck Carriers

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From SmartWay Partners' first data reports through 2013, SmartWay Truck Carriers have collectively been responsible for reducing oil consumption by a total of over 120 million barrels. These Partners have avoided consuming fuel through the use of fuel-conserving technology and strategies promoted by SmartWay, using a variety of approaches ranging from aerodynamic vehicle features and low rolling resistance tires to anti-idling measures, like driver training and remote monitoring. Data collected from Partners in their annual updates to SmartWay comprise the basis for this information.

According to Partner reports from the first data collections through 2013, SmartWay Truck Carriers have cumulatively saved over 51 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). CO2 is the greenhouse gas that makes up the highest proportion of emissions volume from internal combustion engines. Because CO2 emissions are proportional to fuel consumption, this graph shows the same trend as that seen in the preceding graph for reduced oil consumption over the same time period.

SmartWay Truck Carrier Partners have saved a total of $16.8 billion, reported cumulatively through 2013, due to reductions in fuel consumption by using fuel-conserving technology and strategies showcased by EPA SmartWay. This information comes from data submitted annually by SmartWay Partners.

2013 TIPS Posts

December 13, 2013

  • MPG Range for SmartWay Class 8A Fleets
  • MPG Range for SmartWay Class 8B Fleets
  • SmartWay Average Truck MPG by Class

September 11, 2013

  • Average Percentage of SmartWay Carriers Used by SmartWay Logistics Companies
  • SmartWay Logistics Companies' Reported Carrier Mileage
  • Percentage of SmartWay Logistics Companies by Ranges of Total Carrier Miles

August 26, 2013

  • SmartWay Fleet Average Annual Idle Hours per Truck, by Class
  • SmartWay Fleet Average Annual Idle Hours per Truck, by Category
  • Range of Average Annual Idle Hours per Truck for SmartWay Class 8B Fleets

August 5, 2013

  • Average Percentage of SmartWay Carriers Used by Shippers
  • SmartWay Shippers' Reported Carrier Mileage
  • Percentage of SmartWay Shippers by Ranges of Total Carrier Miles

June 4, 2013

  • Average Percent Capacity Volume Utilization for SmartWay Fleets, by Category
  • Average Percent Capacity Volume Utilization for SmartWay Fleets, by Class
  • Average Average Percent Capacity Volume Utilization across SmartWay Class 8B Fleets

May 13, 2013

  • SmartWay Average Payload by Category
  • Average Payload across SmartWay Class 6 Fleets
  • Average Payload across SmartWay Class 7 Fleets

April 29, 2013

  • Percentage of Revenue Miles across SmartWay Fleets
  • Revenue and Non-revenue Miles for SmartWay Trucks, by Year
  • Average Percent Revenue Miles for SmartWay Truck Fleets, by Category

April 15, 2013

  • Percentage of Empty Miles Across SmartWay Fleets
  • Average Percent SmartWay Fleet Empty Miles vs. Fleet Non-Empty Miles
  • Average Percent Empty Miles for SmartWay Truck Fleets, by Category

About SmartWay Trends, Indicators, and Partner Statistics (TIPS)

The SmartWay Trends, Indicators, and Partner Statistics (TIPS) page is a source of leading freight movement industry indicators and quick facts about current SmartWay Partner performance metrics. It is intended to be used by industry, academia, media, and others with an interest in goods movement sustainability and freight industry trends.

The TIPS site compiles and analyzes data from key segments of the freight transport industry, and presents it using informative graphics, charts and statistics, with links to related information. EPA will update the TIPS site periodically, so visit it often to see what's new.

The SmartWay TIPS website provides:

  • A resource for SmartWay Partners, Affiliates, the media, and other stakeholders.
  • A source of leading freight movement industry indicators and quick facts on current SmartWay Partner environmental performance metrics.
  • Data that is not available from any other published sources besides EPA SmartWay.
  • Detailed metrics about freight industry performance.
  • Snapshots of companies' performance relative to other SmartWay partners.

Our goal is to provide an informative site, which showcases the performance of industry leaders and drives improvement across the industry. We encourage your feedback on TIPS content so that we can further enhance the value of this resource.

SmartWay Media Contacts

For all media inquiries, please contact Christopher Mylan at 202-564-7411 or mylan.christopher@epa.gov.


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