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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Among the thousands of companies partnering with EPA through SmartWay, there are those that are a step ahead in meeting the challenges of sustainable goods movement. EPA’s list of SmartWay High Performers acknowledges those partner companies or partner fleets that fall into the upper-performance ranges of efficiency and/or air quality for various pollution metrics. These freight supply chain high achievers represent all types of SmartWay partners, including shippers, freight carriers, and logistics service providers.

For example, there are high performing SW carriers that operate cleaner and more efficiently than their SW peers; for each mile or ton-mile, they are demonstrating performance at the lowest emissions category for a given air pollutant. 

High performing SmartWay logistics service providers use SmartWay data reports and best practices to help improve the bottom line and environmental performance of the fleets they service.

High performing SmartWay shippers are gaining significant environmental, energy and cost-saving benefits by improving the efficiency and sustainability of their transportation and logistics operations.

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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

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