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SmartWay Leadership Highlight
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The 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award program for shippers, logistics companies and freight carriers
is a recognition program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport
Partnership. SmartWay is a voluntary, market-driven partnership that aims to reduce emissions and
foster the development of a clean and efficient freight supply chain.
Through the SmartWay Excellence Award program, EPA recognizes leading shippers, logistics
companies and freight carriers that are optimizing the environmental performance and efficiency of
their freight operations, while serving as role models for other businesses to follow. This year we are
recognizing 54 companies (twelve shippers, two logistics companies, seven multi-modal and thirty-
three truck carriers) with a 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award. This represents about the top 1 to 2
percent of all SmartWay Partners.
The 2018 SmartWay Award recognition is based on partners demonstrating superior performance
using SmartWay's second generation environmental assessment system for transportation supply
chains. This enhanced system includes a full suite of performance-based SmartWay tools and
benchmarking software that enable each SmartWay Partner to complete a thorough assessment of its
goods movement and freight activity. Partners also receive a set of comprehensive and detailed reports
on their company's environmental performance and operational efficiency.
EPA identified the top 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients from among all shippers, logistics
and carrier businesses that participate in SmartWay, are partners in good standing and that provided
prior-year performance data to EPA using SmartWay tools.
Candidates in SmartWay's shipper and logistics management categories were evaluated based on their
impact, size and commitment to using high-performing SmartWay freight carriers. In 2018, eligible
shippers and logistics companies were partners in good standing and used real world data to complete
their SmartWay shipper and logistics management tools. The selected candidates achieved a superior
level of environmental performance and the highest level of efficiency within SmartWay by
demonstrating that they ship more goods per mile, more efficiently, using higher performing
SmartWay carrier Partners.
Candidates in SmartWay's freight carrier category were evaluated based on their efficiency and
environmental performance in moving products and merchandise. In 2018, eligible carriers included
large and medium-to-small companies that are partners in good standing within key business sectors,
including: truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, package, specialized, expedited, tanker, flatbed,
mixed, dray, heavy haul, auto-carrier, moving, barge and multimodal freight operations. Within these
respective fleet characterizations and based on their size, these carriers achieved a superior level of
environmental performance and the highest level of efficiency within SmartWay by demonstrating
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SmartWay Leadership Highlight
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that they carry more goods per ton-mile, using less fuel and emitting fewer greenhouse gas and air
pollutant emissions.
SmartWay Shipper and Logistics Company Awards
The 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award for shippers and logistics management companies honor
partners that are helping build a market for clean and efficient freight transportation by shipping
virtually all of their products and merchandise (98 % of miles or ton-miles for shippers and 80% of
miles or ton-miles for logistics partners) with high-performing SmartWay carriers. SmartWay shipper
and logistics Award winners also were selected based on achieving superior environmental and
efficiency benchmarks among all other SmartWay Partners. These performance benchmarks for
shippers and logistics partners were derived through an assessment of their carriers' carbon dioxide
(CO2), particulate matter (PM), and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions measured in grams per mile.
Within the shipper and logistics management categories, EPA proudly recognizes twelve of its
shippers and two of its logistics partners as recipients of a 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award. These
shipper and logistics Award winners are congratulated for their achievements in choosing to work
with high-performing SmartWay freight carriers and finding ways to move more goods, more ton-
miles using less fuel and emitting fewer emissions. They are SmartWay's top performing shipper and
logistics partners and include large, medium and small firms that move a broad range of products and
merchandise.
Shipper Awards.
EPA selected these twelve SmartWay shipper Award recipients because they are the top environmental
performers and industry leaders. These shippers were selected from part of a larger pool of semi-
finalist candidates using the (SmartWay 2018 Awards Criteria (February 2018, EPA-420-F-18-002,
February 2018). The semi-finalists competed in large and medium/small mileage categories to
demonstrate leadership actions that support SmartWay environmental goals. The Award winners were
selected by EPA based on their achievements in the areas of: effective collaboration, advanced technology and
operational practices, a robust system to validate and report their SmartWay data, and communications and public
outreach efforts.
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SmartWay Leadership Highlights
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SmartWay's 2018 large shipper Award winners, moving more goods more than 500 million miles
annually include: HP Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Microsoft, Medtronic
PLC, and Whirlpool Corporation.
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SmartWay's 2018 medium shipper Award winners, moving goods between 25 and 500 million miles
annually are: General Motors North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, LEDVANCE
LLC., Meijer, and Nordstrom Inc.
 
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SmartWay's 2018 small shipper Award winner, moving goods fewer than 25 million miles annually is:
Bacardi USA, Inc.
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Logistics Awards	
EPA selected these two SmartWay logistics Award winners because they are the top environmental
performers and industry leaders. These logistics Partners were selected from part of a larger pool of
semi-finalist candidates using the SmartWay 2018 Awards Criteria ((PDF) (2 pp, 624K, EPA-420-F-
18-002, February 2018). All semi-finalists competed in large and medium/small mileage categories to
demonstrate leadership actions that support SmartWay environmental goals. These logistics Award
winners were selected by EPA based on their achievements in the areas of: effectipe. collaboration, advanced
technology and operational practices, a robust system to validate and report their SmartWay data, and communications
and public mitreacb efforts.
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The 2018 logistics management Award recipients demonstrated superior performance and effectively
moved 80% of all the goods managed using only SmartWay carriers.
SmartWay's 2018 large logistics management Award winners, moving goods more than 200 million
miles annually include: Armada.

ARMADA
There's a better way,
SmartWay's 2018 medium logistics management award winners, moving goods more than 200 million
miles annually include: Transplace.
REST EASY. WE WON'T.-
Recognition Ceremony
The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top carrier, shipper and logistics companies that are
setting efficiency benchmarks in how they move products and supplies. Shipper and logistics partners
will be recognized as SmartWay Excellence Award recipients:
Monday, October 1, 2018
CSCMP 2018 EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition
Gaylord Opryland
Exhibition Hall CI/C2
1:30 PM CDT - 2 PM CDT
Nashville, Tennessee
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