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2015  SmartWay Excellence Award
EPA Criteria
  What are the SmartWay
  Excellence Awards?

  The SmartWay Excellence
  Awards are EPA's means to
  recognize Partners that have
  optimized the environmental
  performance and efficiency
  of their freight management
  operations.
The SmartWay Excellence Award program recognizes approximately the top two percent of
partners with superior environmental performance.
      To be eligible for consideration, qualified companies must be partners in good
       standing (i.e., timely and accurate submittal of required data in the 2014 reporting
       cycle and also timely subsequent reporting cycles for carriers).
      EPA makes a full review of every partner's SmartWay data submissions to assess
       qualifications for award consideration.
      Semi-finalists in selected partner categories will be contacted to submit an application.
      All Excellence Award finalists will be screened for any adverse environmental actions
       which may prohibit public recognition for their SmartWay achievements.
      EPA will notify those partners that are selected as Awardees.


Timeline and  Notification
      January: The SmartWay Award process and data review commences and EPA
       identifies candidates using SmartWay data reports from the most recent, completed
       annual reporting cycle from all Partner categories.
      February: Shipper, logistics and multi-modal carrier semi-finalists are identified
       and invited to submit supplemental information. (Other carriers do not submit supple-
       mental information).
      March 27, 2015: Submission deadline for shipper, logistics and multi-modal carrier
       semi-finalists supplemental information.
      May: Final reviews and adverse environmental actions screening.
      June: Awardees notification (no public announcement until fall).
      September: Announcement of Award recipients.


Carrier Criteria
Carrier (barge, rail and  most truck sub-category) awardees will be selected based entirely on
environmental performance criteria. Finalists who demonstrate top environmental performance
based on a 50% CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM weighting of g/ton-mile fleet level result from the
SmartWay Carrier Tool.  New carrier awardee categories (barge and rail) and exceptions for truck
carriers are noted below.
                                             Barge
                                             Rail
                                             Truck
                                                    Barge carriers are assessed on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx +
                                                    25% PM g/ton-mile result.
                                                    Rail carriers are assessed on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM
                                                    g/gross ton-mile result.

                                                    Drayage carriers are assessed on 25% CO2 + 25% NOx +
                                                    50% PM g/mile result.
                                                    Package and Less-than-Truckload carriers are  assessed on 50%
                                                    CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM g/mile result.

                                             Multi-modal (applies to companies with an actual Multi-modal classified
                                                    fleet)

                                                    Package and Less-than-Truckload carriers are  assessed on 50%
                                                    CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM g/mile result. Eligible Multi-modal
                                                    partners will be invited to submit a semi-finalist application.
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  Awards will be given in carrier categories for truck, barge and rail. There are fourteen truck fleet carrier sub-categories
  which include: TL/Dry Van, Tanker, LTL/Dry Van, Specialized, Refrigerated, Package, Moving, Mixed, Heavy/Bulk, Flatbed,
  Dray, Expedited, Auto Carrier, and Multi-modal.
         Large Truck Carriers: annual miles traveled are greater than or equal to 1 % of the total miles traveled for
          that category (Multi-modal, greater than or equal to five percent and Package Delivery, at 0.1 percent).
         Medium/Small Truck Carriers:  annual miles traveled are less than 1 % of the total miles traveled for that
          category (Multi-modal, less than five percent and Package Delivery at less than 0.1 percent).
         Large Barge Carriers: Greater than or equal to 25 million annual ton-miles.
         Small Barge Carriers: Fewer than 25 million annual ton-miles.
         Large Rail Carriers: Class I railroads.
         Small Rail Carriers:  Class II and Class III railroads.

  Shipper Criteria
  About five percent of SmartWay shipper partners that demonstrate top environmental performance will be selected as semi-
  finalists, as described below, and invited to submit supplemental, qualitative documentation which demonstrates leadership
  efforts important to the Partnership and are in support of strategic SmartWay goals.
         Semi-Finalist Criteria #1: Demonstrate that effectively 98 percent of miles or ton-miles shipped  are with
          SmartWay partners, using inputs to the shipper tool, based on actual activity data.
         Semi-Finalist Criteria #2: Demonstrate top environmental performance based on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx
          + 25% PM g/ton-mile output from the SmartWay Shipper Tool.
  Awards given in three shipper categories based on relative size of freight operations.
         Large Shipper: Greater than 500 million annual miles shipped.
         Medium Shipper: Between 25 and 500 million annual miles shipped.
         Small Shipper: Fewer than 25 million annual miles shipped.

  Logistics Criteria
  About five percent of SmartWay logistics partners that demonstrate top environmental performance will be selected as semi-
  finalists, as described below, and invited to submit supplemental, qualitative documentation which demonstrates leadership
  efforts important to the Partnership and are in support of strategic SmartWay goals.
         Semi-Finalist Criteria #1: Demonstrate that effectively 80 percent of miles or ton-miles shipped  are with
          SmartWay partners.
         Semi-Finalist Criteria #2: Demonstrate top environmental performance based on 50% CO2 + 25% NOx
          + 25% PM g/ton-mile output from the SmartWay Logistics Tool.
  Awards given in two logistics categories based on size of freight operations.
         Large Logistics: Greater than 200 million annual miles traveled.
         Small Logistics: Fewer than 200 million annual miles traveled.

  Semi-Finalist Evaluation  Criteria
  Shipper, logistics and multi-modal carrier semi-finalists may address leadership considerations  important to SmartWay
  strategic goals, such as effective collaboration,  advanced technology and operational practices, a robust system for
  validating and reporting their SmartWay data, communications and public outreach. This is a competitive process and
  submittal of the semi-finalist application does not assure award selection.
  Applications will be judged on a point system that evaluates the:
         Clarity and completeness of application responses.
         Quality and substance of summaries and descriptions.
         Evidence, proof or documentation which substantiates submissions.
         Actual achievements and accomplishments, as well as activities, tasks and efforts.

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