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.
Did You Know?
To realize optimal fuel economy and operational efficiency, SmartWay Truck Carriers can employ a variety of technology-based and operational strategies. Some of these strategies include:
- Automatic Tire Inflation Systems
- Idle reduction
- Improved aerodynamics
- Low Rolling Resistance Tires
- Reducing highway speed
For more strategies and accompanying guides from EPA SmartWay, visit EPA.gov.
SmartWay Truck Carrier Partner Resources
SmartWay Shipper Partner Tools and Resources
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
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