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.
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The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top truck, multi-modal and barge carriers along with top shipping (retailers and manufacturers) and logistics company partners, for superior efficiency and additional actions to reduce freight emissions.
EPA is recognizing the top two percent (a total of 54 companies out of 3,500 partners), as 2018 SmartWay honorees.
Shippers and logistics company Partners will be recognized at the SmartWay exhibit space on Monday, October 1st at CSCMP 2018 EDGE Supply Chain Conference in Nashville, TN – the awardee names will be announced on Oct 1st.
Carrier Partners will be recognized on Monday, October 29th at the American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference in Austin, TX –the awardee names will be announced on Oct 29th.
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NCTCOG Recieves 2017 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award!
NCTCOG is one of nine organizations nationwide to be named an EPA 2017 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award Honoree. The SmartWay Affiliate Challenge is a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge organizations that participate in SmartWay and do an exceptional job supporting the partnership’s freight sustainability goals. NCTCOG has received this award seven times, and has consecutively been honored since 2012
“EPA commends the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge honorees for their extraordinary level of commitment and enthusiasm in supporting more efficient and sustainable business practices in moving goods,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. “These organizations represent diverse industry sectors and stakeholders who are showing that American prosperity and protecting the environment can go hand in hand.”
You can read our Press Release in the About Transportation page.
Staff Contacts: Huong Duong, Jason Brown