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SmartWay Affiliates in Action

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SmartWay Affiliates are an important component of the SmartWay program and represent diverse industry sectors and stakeholders. Affiliates commit to spreading the word about SmartWay and sustainable business practices in the freight transportation industry. Learn more about the actions SmartWay Affiliates are taking to highlight efficient freight practices.

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Meet North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE)

Photo of NACFE logoNACFE has been a SmartWay Affiliate since 2017.  The organization works to drive the development and adoption of efficiency-enhancing, environmentally beneficial, and cost-effective technologies, services and methodologies in the North American freight industry. NACFE prides itself on being an unbiased, comprehensive group that helps the trucking industry navigate the large number of energy efficiency technologies and practices available in the market. NACFE communicates the benefits, challenges and the payback of such actions summarizing the confidence fleets should have in adoption.

SmartWay is pleased to collaborate with NACFE on many efforts to educate fleets on ways to improve North American goods movements.  One such effort is NACFE’s Run on Less initiative, a best-of-the-best, cross-country roadshow that showcases advancements in freight efficiency. The goal of the Run is to highlight the best possible current use of the efficiency technologies, operational practices, and driver capabilities to show what the most innovative fleets can accomplish in the real world in terms of fuel economy and freight efficiency. EPA SmartWay worked with NACFE to publicize the Run on Less roadshow with our high performing carrier partners and shippers seeking to improve the efficiency, cost and environmental performance of their freight operations. As a result, several of our carrier partners participated in the roadshow and their fuel-efficient strategies are highlighted in NACFE’s Run on Less report.

To learn more about NACFE and our SmartWay affiliated programs you can check out these links.

Meet North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)

Affiliate Round Table--NCTCOG LogoNCTCOG has been a SmartWay Affiliate since 2006.  One of their many goals is to share the news about efficient freight transportation and keep their stakeholders up to date on funding opportunities and events affecting the North Central Texas trucking industry.  They established the Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions (SMARTE), a program that promotes fuel savings and emission reduction for the trucking industry.  NCTCOG shares information on how to reduce fuel usage, benefits of SmartWay verified technology, available funding opportunities, and rules and regulations that affect the trucking industry, like idling regulations.

To learn more about NCTCOG and our SmartWay affiliated programs you can check out these links.