Transport Partnership
                                                  SmartWay Transport  Overview
      What are the results of
      SmartWay Transport?
      SmartWay Transport aims to
      increase the availability and
      cient technologies and strate-
      gies that help freight companies
      save money while also reducing
      adverse environmental impacts.

      Specifically, SmartWay Trans-
      port programs lower emissions
      of carbon dioxide (C02), nitro-
      gen oxides (NOx), and particu-
      late matter (PM).

      Since 2004, SmartWay Partners

         Saving 65 million barrels
         of fuel ($8.1 billion in fuel
         costs saved)

         Eiminating 28 million
         metric tons of C02

         Eliminating 478,ooo tons
         of NOx

         Eliminating 22,000 tons of
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 quantification and reporting tools that benchmark
and inform industry and the marketplace on freight operations, energy and
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,ooo 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
                            U.S. EPA SmartWay |  EPA-42O-F-13-O17 |