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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).

2020 SmartWay Excellence Award Winners: Six Canadian Carriers are Honoured

Six Canadian companies were among 79 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 2019.

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.

SmartWay Shipper, Logistics, Truck Carrier and Multimodal Carrier Partners were honored on November 5th, 2020 during EPA’s SmartWay’s first virtual Award ceremony, where six Canadian carriers were honoured:

The Canadian 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients are:

2020 Awardees Fleet Category Province

Bison Transport Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Manitoba

C.A.T. Inc. TL/Dry Van Quebec
JED Express Ltd. TL/Dry Van Ontario
Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc. Refrigerated Quebec
Midland Transport Limited Refrigerated New Brunswick
VTL Transport TL/Dry Van Quebec

View list of all winners.

View the 2020 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

A.M.A.N. Logistics Ltd.

Refrigerated

British Columbia

AGI Transport Inc.

Mixed

Ontario

C.A.T. Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Quebec

Canadian Flatbeds Ltd.

Flatbed

Ontario

G&H Logistics

Refrigerated

Quebec

Groupe Sure Track Quebec Inc.

Refrigerated

Quebec

HBC Transportation Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

JED Express Ltd.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc.

Refrigerated

Quebec

Midland Transport Limited

Refrigerated

New Brunswick

PBX Logistics Ltd.

Refrigerated

British Columbia

Transport Robert

Mixed

Quebec

United Dhillon Truck Lines Inc.

Flatbed

Manitoba

TRUCK CARRIER FLEET - Carbon Metrics

6233317 Canada Inc. DBA Rockwell Truck Line

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

A.M.A.N. Logistics Ltd.

Refrigerated

British Columbia

AGI Transport Inc.

Mixed

Ontario

Altanic Transportation Inc.

Mixed

Ontario

Bison Transport Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Manitoba

C.A.T. Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Quebec

Canadian Flatbeds Ltd.

Flatbed

Ontario

Cascades Transport Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Quebec

Challenger Motor Freight Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Charger Logistics Inc.

Mixed

Ontario

Chester Cartage Ltd.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Eassons Transport Limited

Refrigerated

Nova Scotia

Elgin Motor Freight Inc.

Refrigerated

Ontario

Elgin Motor Freight Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Fellows Trans Inc.

Flatbed

Ontario

Flexway Transport

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Fulger Transport Inc.

Refrigerated

Ontario

G&H Logistics

Refrigerated

Quebec

Groupe Sure Track Quebec Inc.

Refrigerated

Quebec

HBC Transportation Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

JED Express Ltd.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Logistics Trans West Inc. - Logistiques Trans West Inc.

Refrigerated

Quebec

Midland Transport Limited

Refrigerated

New Brunswick

Morrice Transportation

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

PBX Logistics Ltd.

Refrigerated

British Columbia

Safex Transport

TL/Dry Van

Quebec

Sunbury Transport

Flatbed

New Brunswick

T&S Transportation Systems Inc.

Refrigerated

British Columbia

Transfrt McNamara Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

Transport Robert

Mixed

Quebec

TransX Ltd.

Mixed

Manitoba

True North Freight Solutions Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

United Dhillon Truck Lines Inc.

Flatbed

Manitoba

Unity Transport

Refrigerated

British Columbia

Verspeeten Cartage Ltd.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

XTL Transport Inc.

Mixed

Quebec

Yu Express Inc.

TL/Dry Van

Ontario

SHIPPERS

Gap Inc.

Shippers

Ontario

MULTIMODAL

Kleysen Group Ltd.

Multimodal

Manitoba

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