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Smartway Tool Submission Deadlines

SmartWay Tool Submission Deadlines

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SmartWay Tool Submission Deadlines

  • Truck Tool
    • Cohort 1 - March 4 2020
    • Cohort 2 - April 8, 2020
    • Cohort 3 - May 6, 2020
  • Rail Tool - May 6, 2020
  • Barge Tool - May 6, 2020
  • Multi-Modal Tool - June 19, 2020
  • Logistics Tool - September 14, 2020
  • Shippers Tool - December 7, 2020
 

SmartWay tool submission deadlines

SmartWay contacts truck carriers in January to tell them which cohort they belong to. New SmartWay partners can submit their file at any time.

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SmartWay tool updates

  • Freight Shippers

    Version 2.0.18 of the Shipper Tool contains a number of updates and revisions to the prior version, 2.0.17.  These updates have been implemented to enhance the usefulness, clarity and accuracy of the Tool, and are summarized below:

    • The validation check that determines if a payload entered by the user is out of range has been updated for Less-Than-Truckload truck fleets.
    • The import and export screens have been updated to allow users to import/export an XLSX file type (in addition to the CSV file type allowed previously).
    • Users can now enter payloads as low as 0.001 tonnes on the Activity screen.
    • If the user chooses the Way 4 participation level, the Carrier Subdivision screen is only considered complete if a carrier row is subdivided (not just if carrier identification information is entered). For example, a given carrier can be split by inbound and outbound operations, each with their own activity levels.
    • Miscellaneous text and format updates for clarification.
  • Logistics companies

    Version 2.0.17 of the Logistics Tool contains a number of updates and revisions to the prior version, 2.0.16. These updates have been implemented to enhance the usefulness and clarity of the Tool, and are summarized below:

    • An optional entry for Sustainability Officers has been added to the Contact Information section.
    • The following SmartWay Truck Carrier Categories can now select Data Availability Option on the Activity screen, allowing partners to just report kilometres travelled for these fleets:
      • Expedited
      • Heavy/Bulk
      • Mixed
      • Specialized
    • Miscellaneous text and format updates for clarification.
    • A “save” option has been added to all reports to allow for exporting to Excel format.
    • Miscellaneous text and format updates have been added for clarification.
  • Truck Carriers

    Version 2.0.19 of the Truck Tool contains a number of updates and revisions to the prior version, 2.0.18. These updates have been implemented to enhance the usefulness, clarity and accuracy of the Tool, and are summarized below:

    • New NOx, PM, and Black Carbon emission factors have been updated for 2019 from the new U.S. EPA MOVES model, version 2014b.
    • Removed questions on the General Info screen pertaining to long haul vs. short haul split and the LTL-specific questions about weight and load.
    • Removed required inputs from the Activity Data screen pertaining to truck cargo volume (and associated volume calculator screen) and average used cargo volume percent to make data entry easier for the user. This includes removal of these items from corresponding reports and removing the grams per cubic metre-kilometre and grams per utilized cubic metre-kilometre metrics from the Internal Metrics report.
    • Added a requirement for greater-than-zero days on the road in the Idle Hours calculator.
    • Added black carbon emissions metrics and reefer fuel use to the year-to-year comparison report.
    • Miscellaneous text and format updates for clarification.
  • Multimodal carriers

    Version 2.0.17 of the Multimodal Tool contains a number of updates and revisions to the prior version, 2.0.16. These updates have been implemented to enhance the usefulness and clarity of the Tool, and are summarized below:

    • The Contacts Section has been updated to clarify the relationship between Sustainability Contacts and other contacts.
    • Miscellaneous text and format updates for clarification.
    • For Truck component fleets –
      • New NOx and PM emission factors have been updated for 2018 from the EPA MOVES model.
      • Black Carbon (BC) emission factors have been added to the Truck reports, based on elemental carbon (EC) factors obtained from the EPA MOVES model. Truck Partner performance metrics are now available for BC as well as CO2, NOx, and PM.
      • NOx and PM emission factors for transportation refrigeration (reefer) units were updated to reflect 2018 calendar year emissions using the NONROAD component of the EPA MOVES model.
    • For Logistics component fleets –
      • New SmartWay Categories have been added for Multimodal carriers: Surface, Surface-Air, Surface-Marine, and Surface-Air-Marine.
      • Additional validation checks have been added for barge carrier product density and Surface-Air Multimodal carrier payloads.
      • Average carrier volumes have been added to the Logistics Input Summary reports.
    • For Barge component fleets –
      • An inconsistency was identified in the emission factors in the 2008 locomotive and marine U.S. Federal Rulemaking where PM emissions for pre-2000 engines where lower than for newer engines. These values have been set equal to model year 2000 engine emissions for consistency.
    • For Rail component fleets –
      • Class 2 and 3 Rail operators must now provide an estimate for total railcar kilometres traveled for the reporting year.

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