SmartWay

SmartWay® is a voluntary, public-private program by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps the freight industry reduce fleet emissions, improve fuel economy, and increase energy efficiency. The SmartWay program includes four major elements: SmartWay Transport Partnership, SmartWay Technology Program, SmartWay Vehicles, and SmartWay International Interests.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) joined the SmartWay Transport Program as an Affiliate in October 2006. In this role, NCTCOG promotes SmartWay initiatives within the region by providing educational outreach to potential partners and affected industries.

NCTCOG encourages local freight fleets to join the program and improve environmental performance while enjoying the many benefits partners and companies receive.  You can see our accomplishments by checking out our NCTCOG Affiliate Smartway Recognition page. 

Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1 p.m. (CST), SmartWay will host an Introduction to the 2021 SmartWay Truck Carrier Tool webinar to provide an introductory overview of the EPA SmartWay 2021 Truck Carrier Tool -- which will include a live demonstration of the tool. During this webinar, viewers will learn how to calculate and report your organization's CO2, NOx and PM emissions with your carrier specific activity data, so that your company can track annual performance changes throughout multiple efficiency metric categories. 

Viewers will also receive the following information in this webinar:
 
  • Updates to the Tool
  • Inputting data into the Tool
  • Submitting the completed Tool to EPA SmartWay
  • Viewing summary reports
  • Key points in filling out the Tool
This webinar is focused on new SmartWay Partnership members, prospective partners seeking more information and existing partners in need of refreshing on the use of this Tool. To register, please click this link.
Sign-Up for SmartWay Email Updates


SMARTE- Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions Program

NCTCOG received funding from EPA to conduct comprehensive outreach, education, and financial assistance to the trucking industry regarding programs, technologies, and operational practices which reduce emissions and increase efficiency of freight operations.  A major focus of this effort will be promotion of EPA-verified SmartWay technologies

SMARTE Home: Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions (SMARTE) Program

SmartWay for Shippers: You’re in Good Company

   

Learn how retailers, manufacturers and other Fortune 500 companies, participate in EPA’s SmartWay program as a way to assess and strengthen the sustainability of goods movement in their supply chains. For more information about participating in EPA’s SmartWay program, go to http://epa.gov/smartway or http://epa.gov/smartway/join

SmartWay Upgrade Kit Demonstration Project

The NCTCOG conducted an in-use demonstration project to evaluate the impact of SmartWay technologies in increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions among Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. 

Overall, the results of the demonstration project support the finding that the use of SmartWay technologies, particularly when used as a kit, is an effective tool for improving fuel economy and reducing emissions among Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

Final Report: Study and Analysis of Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reductions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

Staff Contacts: Huong Duong, Jason Brown

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