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SmartWay Shipper Partner Tools and Resources

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This page has everything you need to get the most out of being a registered SmartWay Shipper.

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Measure Your Performance

SmartWay Shippers measure, benchmark, and improve their performance on an annual basis. You must submit a completed and accurate SmartWay Shipper Tool to EPA by the due date listed on this page to be a SmartWay Shipper in good standing and to be eligible for partner recognition.

Shipper Tool and Example Tool

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

Shipper Tool Guidance Documents

This page includes all documents supporting the use of the SmartWay Shipper tool in the 2019 data year.

Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process. Note that the data worksheets are available in the appendices of the User Guide.

Submit Your Shipper Tool to EPA

Once you have completed your Shipper 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 Shipper Performance Report

SmartWay Shippers providing activity level data (miles and/or tons) are now able to compare their performance against others in their industry. The new Shipper Performance Report helps the shipper company better understand:

  • How their performance has changed over time
  • How their company compares to its peers
  • How their company can continue to improve performance

View a sample performance report: Example SmartWay Shipper Performance Report (PDF)(4 pp, 354 K, June, 2018)

In 2017, Partner Account Managers (PAMS) have emailed reports to eligible shippers. Please contact the helpline at if you have questions.

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View Carrier Performance Rankings

SmartWay Shippers improve their overall performance by using more and better SmartWay Carriers to move their freight. All SmartWay Carrier Partners are ranked by their performance levels. EPA provides a table with all carriers' relative performance rankings to help SmartWay Shippers and Logistics Company Partners quickly assess the performance of prospective and current carriers in various categories.

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

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Watch Training Webinars

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

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

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Resources to Introduce Your Carriers to SmartWay 

EPA has created several tools to help you share the benefits of SmartWay with your carriers.  

  • Carrier education templates:  This page includes several documents and templates to help you introduce your carriers to the benefits of registering with the SmartWay program.
  • Web graphics to link to SmartWay's website: Place one or more of these four Web graphics on your website to draw your audience's attention to key SmartWay resources. You can also develop your own graphics to highlight specific SmartWay Web content.

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Improve Your Performance

Download these fact sheets and technical bulletins to learn more about  freight efficiency strategies for shippers.

Fact Sheets and Technical Bulletins

Professional Association Links

Industry trade associations are a great resource for the most up-to-date information about these strategies.

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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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