WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) — In 10 years of operation, the SmartWay Transport Partnership has saved more than 120 million barrels of oil, eliminated 51.6 million metric tons of carbon pollution and saved trucking fleets in the U.S. an estimated $16.8 billion in fuel costs.
That’s the assessment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a March 19 press release celebrating SmartWay’s 10th anniversary.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a cooperative effort between the EPA and various stakeholders in the trucking industry to accelerate the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel-efficient technologies and practices among truck fleets, according to the EPA.
SmartWay 10th Anniversary Webinar
Webinar Description: Join us for this webcast discussion of upcoming SmartWay Designated Specifications for SmartWay labeled tractors and trailers and the newest in regards to testing protocols. This webinar is part of a series highlighting the progress and future direction that SmartWay and its partners are taking since the partnership was launched 10 years ago!
When: Wednesday, March 26th @ 2:30 pm Eastern Time
To register for this webinar, please go: https://epa.connectsolutions
The SmartWay program includes certification for truck parts and tires — both new and retreaded — as fuel-efficient under program guidelines.
The EPA now lists more than 65 brands of tires that have achieved SmartWay status. The full list is at the EPA's website.
The program began in 2004 with 15 freight sector leaders as charter partners, the EPA said. Today, the partnership boasts more than 3,000 members, including such noted business names as Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Sharp Electronics, according to the EPA.
Two recent additions to the partnership are General Motors Co. and the U.S. Postal Service, it said.
More information about SmartWay’s 10th anniversary is available on the program’s website.
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