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
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).
2017 SmartWay Excellence Award Winners: Three Canadian Carriers are Honoured
Three Canadian companies were among 44 SmartWay truck carriers and four multimodal 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 2016.
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 23, 2017 at the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Annual Management Conference and Exhibition which took place in Orlando, Florida, where three Canadian carriers were honoured:
|2017 SmartWay Carrier Partner Awardees||Fleet Category||Province||Country|
|Bison Transport, Inc||Truck Load/Dry Van||Manitoba||Canada|
|Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.||Small*/Mixed||Ontario||Canada|
|Logistics Trans West Inc.||Small*/refrigerated||Quebec||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 2017 Excellence Award Criteria
Learn more about the selection process.
SmartWay High Performers
These leaders represent all types of SmartWay partners and include shippers, truck carriers and logistics service providers.
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
- Logistics providers
- Multimodal carriers
For further details on each category, visit the EPA Web site (In English only)
|TRUCK CARRIER FLEET - All Metric|
|Agri-Tel Transportation Inc.||Refrigerated||Manitoba|
|C.A.T. Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Quebec|
|JED Express Ltd.||TL/Dry Van||Ontario|
|SAF Freight Lines||Refrigerated||Ontario|
|Logistic Trans West Inc. / Intermodal - Flotte||Refrigerated||Quebec|
|Logistic Trans West Inc. / Lot complet - Flo||Refrigerated||Quebec|
|TRUCK CARRIER FLEET - Carbon Metrics|
|Agri-Tel Transportation Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Manitoba|
|Arrow Reload Systems Inc.||TL/Dry Van||British Columbia|
|Bison Transport Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Manitoba|
|Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.||Mixed||Ontario|
|C.A.T. Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Quebec|
|Challenger Motor Freight Inc.||Refrigerated||Ontario|
|Elgin Motor Freight Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Ontario|
|Energy Express Trucking Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Quebec|
|Grimshaw Trucking LP||Mixed||Alberta|
|Groupe Boutin Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Quebec|
|JED Express Ltd.||Refrigerated||Ontario|
|Kriska Holdings Ltd.||TL/Dry Van||Ontario|
|OK Drilling Services L.P.||Flatbed||Alberta|
|RIG Logistics Inc.||Refrigerated||Alberta|
|SAF Freight Lines||TL/Dry Van||Ontario|
|Scotlynn Commodities Inc.||Refrigerated||Ontario|
|Smart Choice Transport Ltd.||Refrigerated||British Columbia|
|Tail Wind Transport Ltd.||Refrigerated||Manitoba|
|Target Pacific Coast Transport Ltd.||Dray||British Columbia|
|Transport Jocelyn Bourdeau Inc. d/b/a TJB||TL/Dry Van||Quebec|
|Yu Express Inc.||TL/Dry Van||Ontario|
|Great Northern Trans-Port Inc.||Logistics||Alberta|
|Kleysen Group Ltd.||Multi-modal||Manitoba|
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