SmartWay Excellence Awards

Companies that win an award have the top environmental performance as demonstrated through their data submission from the year prior to that of the award. Additional leadership criteria are considered in some partner categories including for the Shipper Award, the Logistics Award and for multimodal carriers that would like a chance to win a Carrier Award. The SmartWay Excellence Awards program gets underway in March and the awards are officially presented at a ceremony in the fall.

More Details on the Shipper Award

More Details on the Logistics Award

More Details on the Carrier Award

SmartWay 2017 Awards Criteria

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Shipper Award

In the first part of the selection process for the Shipper Award, SmartWay selects semi-finalists which are top-performing Shipper Partners in good standing. The candidates that are selected use the highest level of fuel efficient SmartWay carriers to move their freight, and have the best freight mileage within either the "large" mileage category or the “medium/small" mileage category.

These shipper semi-finalists are asked to provide supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals.

Final shipper awardees are selected from the group of candidates that submit the requested qualitative documentation.

Logistics Award

In the first part of the selection process for the Logistics Award, SmartWay selects semi-finalists which are top-performing Logistics Partners in good standing. The candidates that are selected use the highest level of fuel efficient SmartWay carriers to move their freight, and have the best freight mileage within either the "large" mileage category or the “medium/small" mileage category.

These logistics semi-finalists are asked to provide supplemental, qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that support SmartWay's environmental goals.

Final logistics awardees are selected from the group of candidates that submit the requested qualitative documentation.

Carrier Award

SmartWay carriers that are selected for an award are SmartWay Partners that are top environmental performers. Companies that win an award have the top environmental performance as demonstrated through their data submission from the year prior to that of the award.

Carriers are selected from two categories, from the “large” carrier category and from the “medium/small” category. These carriers are selected based on their performance within 13 fleet categories: truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, package, specialized, expedited, tanker, flatbed, mixed, dray, heavy haul, auto-carrier, moving and multimodal freight operations.

As of 2014, in addition to the above criteria, multimodal carriers must meet additional criteria in order to be considered for a Carrier Award. Multimodal carriers which are selected as semi-finalists as a result of their freight efficiency (based on their SmartWay data) will be asked to provide supplemental qualitative documentation that demonstrates leadership actions that supports SmartWay’s environmental goals. Final multimodal carriers will be selected for awards based on this supplemental information.