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2020 SmartWay Excellence Awards  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 have
timely and accurate submittal of required data in the 2019
reporting cycle for all Partner categories (i.e., be Partners in good
standing). For carriers, EPA must also have received a timely
submission of the 2020 Tool.


EPA makes a full review each year of every Partner's SmartWay
Tool submission to assess qualifications for award consideration.
Semifinalists in selected Partner categories will be contacted
to submit an application.
All Excellence Award finalists will be screened for any adverse
environmental actions that may prohibit public recognition for
their SmartWay achievements.
EPA will notify those Partners that are selected as Awardees.
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TIMELINE AND NOTIFICATION
JANUARY: The SmartWay Award process and data review commences.
EPA identifies candidates using data submitted via the 2019 SmartWay
Tool, from all Partner categories.
MARCH: Shipper, logistics and multimodal carrier semifinalists are
identified and invited to submit supplemental information. Other carriers
do not submit supplemental information.
APRIL 27,2020: Submission deadline for supplemental information from
shipper, logistics and multimodal carrier semifinalists.
JULY Final reviews and adverse environmental actions screening.
AUGUST: Awardees notification (no public announcement until fall).
OCTOBER: Announcement of Award recipients.
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CARRIER CRITERIA
For each truck and multimodal fleet category,
EPA identifies candidates that demonstrate top
environmental performance. Performance is based
on an equal weighting of all environmental metrics
results from the SmartWay Carrier Tool (i.e. % CO2
g/ton-mi + Ve NOx g/ton-mi ~ Ve PM g/ton-mi ~
Ye CO2 g/mi ~ V6 NOx g/mi ~ V6PM g/mi). Eligible
multimodal carrier Partners will be invited to submit
an Award semifinalist application. Exceptions for
barge and rail carriers are noted below.
BARGE
Barge carriers are assessed based on a 50% CO2
+ 25% NOx ~ 25% PM g/ton-mile weighted result.
RAIL
Rail carriers are assessed based on a 50% CO2 + 25%
NOx * 25% PM g/gross ton-mile weighted result.
Awards will be given in carrier categories for truck,
multimodal, barge and rail. The truck fleet carrier
sub-categories are: TL/Dry Van, Tanker, LTL/Dry
Van, Specialized, Refrigerated, Package, Moving,
Mixed, Heavy/Bulk, Flatbed, Dray, Expedited, and
Auto Carrier.
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2020 SmartWay Excellence Awards  EPA Criteria (continued)
	LARGE TRUCK CARRIERS: Annual miles traveled are greater than or equal, to one percent of the total miles traveled for that
category (Multimodal: greater than or equal, to five percent; Truckload Dry Van: at 0.75 %; Package Delivery: at 0.1 %).
	SMALL TRUCK CARRIERS: Annual miles traveled are less than one percent of the total miles traveled for that category
(Multimodal: less than five percent; Truckload Dry Van: less than 0.75 %; Package Delivery: less than 0.1 %).
	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 semifinalists, as described below, and invited to submit
supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates
leadership efforts important to the Partnership and in support
of strategic SmartWay goals.
SEMIFINALIST 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.
SEMIFINALIST CRITERIA #2: Demonstrate top
environmental performance based on a weighted average
of three environmental metrics results from the SmartWay
Shipper Tool (i.e., a 50% CO2 + 25% NOx + 25% PM
g/ton-mile weighted result).
Awards are given in three shipper categories based on size of
freight operations.
	LARGE SHIPPER: 500 million or greater annual miles
shipped.
	MEDIUM SHIPPER: Between 25 million and 500 million
annual miles shipped.
	SMALL SHIPPER: 25 million or fewer annual miles shipped.
LOGISTICS CRITERIA
About five percent of SmartWay logistics Partners that
demonstrate top environmental performance will be selected
as semifinalists, as described below, and invited to submit
supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates
leadership efforts important to the Partnership and in support
of strategic SmartWay goals.
SEMI-FINALIST CRITERIA #1: Demonstrate that
effectively 80 percent of miles or ton-miles shipped
are with SmartWay carrier Partners.
SEMI-FINALIST CRITERIA #2: Demonstrate top
environmental performance based on an equal weighting
of all environmental metrics results from the SmartWay
Logistics Tool (i.e., V6 CO2 g/ton-mi + V6 NOx g/ton-mi +
V6 PM g/ton-mi + V6 CO2 g/mi + V6 NOx g/mi + V6 PM g/mi).
Awards are given in three logistics categories based on size of
freight operations.
	LARGE LOGISTICS: 200 miLLion or greater annual miles
shipped.
	MEDIUM LOGISTICS: Between 10 miLLion and 200 miLLion
annual miles shipped.
	SMALL LOGISTICS: 10 miLLion or fewer annual miles shipped.
SEMIFINALIST EVALUATION CRITERIA
Shipper, logistics and multimodal carrier semifinalists 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 semifinalist application does
not assure award selection.
Applications will be judged on a point system that evaluates:
Clarity and completeness of application responses.
Quality and substance of summaries and descriptions.
Evidence, proof or documentation that substantiates submissions
Actual achievements and accomplishments, as well as activities,
tasks and efforts.

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