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SmartWay Recognition

SmartWay Excellence Award

The SmartWay Excellence Awards program is the premier recognition program that honours exceptional environmental performance by companies in the SmartWay Transport Partnership. Winners of this award have the top environmental performance as demonstrated through their data submission. The awards winners are chosen in three categories :

  • The SmartWay Shipper Awards
  • The SmartWay Logistics Awards
  • The SmartWay Carrier Awards

SmartWay High Performers

Among hundreds of companies participating in the SmartWay partnership, the High Performers are a step ahead in meeting the challenges of sustainable goods movement and have achieved significant shipping and freight efficiencies that merit special attention.

SmartWay Excellence Award recognizes top environmental leadership

Winners of the shipper and logistics awards use the most fuel-efficient SmartWay carriers and have the best performance within either the “large” or “medium/small” mileage categories.

Carrier winners are selected from “large” and “medium/small” categories, and they are chosen based on their performance in 13 fleet categories:  truckload, less-than-truckload, refrigerated, package, specialized, expedited, tanker, flatbed, mixed, dray, heavy haul, auto-carrier, moving and multimodal freight operations.

The SmartWay Excellence Awards program gets underway in March each year. Awards are presented in the fall by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

2019 SmartWay Excellence Award Winners: Three Canadian Carriers are Honoured

Three Canadian companies were among 40 SmartWay truck carriers award winners honoured by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency.  These top performing SmartWay Partners had the lowest carbon dioxide and criteria emissions based on reports submitted in 2018.

The Canadian SmartWay Excellence Award recipients are members of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible.  SmartWay is a voluntary, free program that provides freight carriers with tools to track and measure their emissions to help them improve their fuel efficiency and reduce their emissions. They represent a diverse group of freight carriers – including companies with small and large fleets from different provinces and companies that won awards in different fleet categories.

The annual SmartWay Excellence Awards honours carriers, shippers and logistics partners for superior performance.  To be eligible for an award, companies in most categories are also required to provide qualitative data demonstrating how they have gone above and beyond the requirements of the program.

The SmartWay program is administered jointly by Natural Resources Canada and the U.S. EPA. The awards process is managed by the US EPA but recognizes top performers in both countries.

Recognition of partners as SmartWay Excellence awardees took place on October 7, 2019 at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Annual Management Conference and Exhibition which took place in San Diego, California, where three Canadian carriers were honoured:

The Canadian 2019 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients are:
2019 Awardees Fleet Category Province Country
C.A.T. Truck Load/Dry Van Quebec Canada
Logistics Trans West Inc. Small*/refrigerated Quebec Canada
RJR Transportation Truck Load/Dry Van Ontario Canada

*Small: Fleets with annual miles travelled that are less than one percent of the total miles travelled for that category.

View list of all winners.

View the 2019 Excellence Award Criteria

View the Multiple Year Awardee list

SmartWay High Performers

These leaders represent all types of SmartWay partners and include shippers, truck carriers and logistics service providers.

See list of Canadian high performers

Selection Criteria for SmartWay High Performers

SmartWay partners submit efficiency and air quality performance data annually and based on these annual emissions reports, SmartWay High Performers are those whose efficiency and/or air quality performance falls within the top-ranked performance range.

SmartWay High performers are grouped in these categories:

  • Truck carrier fleets, all metrics
  • Truck carrier fleets – Carbon Metric
  • Dray carrier fleets – PM and NOx Metrics
  • Shippers
  • Logistics providers
  • Multimodal carriers

For further details on each category, visit the EPA Web site (In English only)

Company Name Category Province
TRUCK CARRIER FLEET - All Metric    
9108-1950 Quebec inc dba Via Trans International TL/Dry Van Quebec
C.A.T. Inc. TL/Dry Van Quebec
Groupe Sure Track Quebec Inc. Refrigerated Quebec
JED Express Ltd. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. / Flotte - TL Refrigerated Quebec
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. / Intermodal Refrigerated Quebec
Midland Transport Limited Refrigerated New Brunswick
TRUCK CARRIER FLEET - Carbon Metrics    
1542300 Ontario Inc. dba ASR Transportation Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
6233317 Canada Inc. DBA Rockwell Truck Line TL/Dry Van Ontario
9108-1950 Quebec inc dba Via Trans International TL/Dry Van Quebec
Alpha Trans Ltd. Mixed Ontario
Bison Transport Inc. TL/Dry Van Manitoba
Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. Mixed Ontario
C.A.T. Inc. TL/Dry Van Quebec
CCT Auto-Trans Inc. Auto Carrier Ontario
Challenger Motor Freight Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Charger Logistics Inc. Mixed Ontario
Chester Cartage Ltd. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Classic Freight Systems (2011) Ltd Mixed Nova Scotia
Connors Transfer Limited Refrigerated Nova Scotia
DRG Trucking Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Elgin Motor Freight Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Elgin Motor Freight Inc. Refrigerated Ontario
Energy Transportation Group Refrigerated Quebec
Erb Group of Companies Refrigerated Ontario
Genesis Express & Logistics Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Groupe Sure Track Quebec Inc. Refrigerated Quebec
HBC Transportation Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
JED Express Ltd. Refrigerated TL/Dry Van Ontario
L. Hansen's Forwarding Ltd. Auto Carrier Ontario
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. / Flotte - TL Refrigerated Quebec
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. / Intermodal Refrigerated Quebec
Midland Transport Limited / Linehaul General Fleet Refrigerated New Brunswick
Midland Transport Limited / Michelin Fleet Refrigerated New Brunswick
PepsiCo Beverages Canada TL/Dry Van Ontario
RoadStar Carrier Inc. Mixed Ontario
SM Freight Inc. Mixed Ontario
SUPERFAST Truck Line TL/Dry Van Ontario
Thomson Terminals Limited Mixed Ontario
Transport Jocelyn Bourdeau Inc. d/b/a TJB TL/Dry Van Quebec
Transport Robert Mixed Quebec
TransX Ltd. Mixed Manitoba
VTL Transport TL/Dry Van Quebec
Yu Express Inc. TL/Dry Van Ontario
DRAY TRUCK CARRIERS - Particulate Matter and Nitrogen Oxides Metrics    
Raja Road Rail Services Ltd. Dray British Columbia
SHIPPERS    
Envolve Energy Services Shippers Alberta
MULTIMODAL    
Kleysen Group Ltd. Multi-modal Manitoba
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