SmartWay Transport Partnership was launched in 2004 as a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Business and Consumers to protect our environment, reduce fuel consumption, and improve our air quality for future generations. SmartWay Transport Shippers commit to pursue active use of SmartWay Transport Carriers, and those Carriers, in turn, agree to set environmental and fuel efficiency goals that will result in significant, measurable air quality and/or greenhouse gas improvements.
Canon U.S.A. is a Charter Partner of the SmartWay Transport Partnership.
For more information: www.epa.gov/otaq/smartway
SmartWay Charter Partner Canon supports the EPA Program at Corporate Responsibility COMMIT!Forum Event:
In 2014, EPA SmartWay marks ten years of supporting the goods movement industry. For more information:
SmartWay Charter Partner Canon and Its Transportation Providers Collaborate to Achieve CO2. For more information:
What are the results of SmartWay Transport?
SmartWay Transport aims to increase the availability and market penetration of fuel efficiency technologies and strategies that help freight companies save money while also reducing adverse environmental impacts.
Specifically, SmartWay Transport programs lower emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particulate matter (PM).
Since 2004, SmartWay Partners report:
SmartWay Transport is the US Environmental Protection Agency’s flagship program for improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution from the transportation supply chain industry. Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004.SmartWay Transport is comprised of partnerships, policy and technical solutions, and research and evaluation projects that find new ways to optimize the transportation networks in a company’s supply chain Supported by major freight industry associations, environmental groups, states, companies, and trade publications, SmartWay Transport is leading the way to greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions from the freight sector, while presenting a model of government and industry cooperation for public and private benefits.
SmartWay Transport Partnership is a strong government/industry collaboration between freight shippers, carriers, logistics companies and other stakeholders, to voluntarily achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transport. Participating companies use performance based quantificationa and reporting tools that benchmark and inform industry and the marketplace on freight operations, energyand environmental efficiency. SmartWay partners demonstrate to customers, clients, and investors that they are taking responsibility for the emissions associated with goods movement, are committed to corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices, and are reducing their carbon footprint. To date, the partnership includes nearly 2,900 companies and associations committed to improving fuel efficiency.
SmartWay Tractors and Trailers meet voluntary equipment specifications that can reduce fuel consumption by 10 to 20 percent for 2007 long-haul tractors and trailers. Each qualified tractor/trailer combination can save between 2,000 to 4,000 gallons of diesel per year. Models that meet these equipment specifications save operators money and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and air pollutants.
EPA Technology Verification for SmartWay Designation is a testing and verification program designed to quantify emissions reductions and fuel savings from various available technologies, such as tractor and trailer aerodynamics, auxiliary power units, and wide-based tires. As a result, companies can compare the fuel efficiency and environmental performance of various technologies and make more informed purchases.
For more information http://www.epa.gov/smartway/.