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SmartWay Air Carriers:Tools and Resources

USEPA SmartWay Logo This page has everything you need to get the most out of being a registered SmartWay Air Carrier Partner.

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Measure your Performance

SmartWay Air Carriers measure, benchmark, and improve their performance on an annual basis. You must submit a completed and accurate SmartWay Air Tool to EPA by the due date listed on this page to make sure your data is in the EPA partner database when your shippers and logistics companies are looking for you.

You must submit a completed and accurate SmartWay Air Carrier Tool to EPA by the due date listed on this page to be a SmartWay Air Carrier in good standing and to be eligible for partner recognition.

Air Tool and Example Tool

The tool contains screen demos and guidance on each page to help you complete and submit your tool. This tab also contains additional guidance and worksheets to help you collect your data for tool submission.

Air Tool User Guides and Technical Documentation

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process. Note that the data worksheets are no longer available in the Quick Start Guide, but are now provided as appendices to the User Guide.

Submitting Your Air Tool to EPA

Once you have completed your Air Tool for this year, there are two steps to submitting it for evaluation by EPA:

  • Step 1: Save it to your computer in a place you will remember.
    • When you save, you will generate two files—both an .xls file and an .xml file.
  • Step 2: Email both files to your Partner Account Manager.
    • If you do not know who your Partner Account Manager is, you can submit your two files via email to for evaluation.

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View Performance Rankings

All SmartWay Carrier Partners are ranked by their performance levels. These Microsoft Excel files contain the latest SmartWay Partners fleet ranking categories and emission rates.

You can also view detailed reports and other information about partner performance via the SmartWay Portal.

EPA provides webinars and other training opportunities to help carriers learn how to get more value from the SmartWay Program.

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Watch Training Webinars

EPA regularly schedules webinars on using the SmartWay tools, unlocking the value of the data, and learning how to improve your fleet’s performance.

Optimizing fuel economy, driver performance, and operational efficiency is key to improving your performance as a SmartWay Air Carrier. The best sources for the most up-to-date information about these strategies are your air professional associations.

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Improve your Performance

Visit these air industry association websites to learn about best practices for efficient and sustainable air freight.

Professional Association Links

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Share your Achievements

EPA encourages SmartWay Partners to share their achievements and participation in the SmartWay program with their customers, clients, stakeholders, and stockholders. There are several ways Partners highlight achievements:

Best Practices for Sharing your Participation in SmartWay

Read this page for guidance on how to communicate your participation in the Partnership.

Featured Partner Profiles

EPA frequently develops profiles of SmartWay Partners that provide examples of effective freight supply chain sustainability measures.

  • If you have a strategy, policy, or solution to a significant freight sustainability challenge that you would like to share with your industry, email your interest ( with the subject line "Interested in becoming a Featured Partner" to be considered.

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