WASHINGTON—In 10 years of operation, the SmartWay Transport Partnership has saved more than 120 million barrels of oil, eliminated 51.6 million metric tons of carbon pollution and saved truck fleets some $16.8 billion in fuel costs.
This is what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a March 19 press release celebrating SmartWay's 10th anniversary.
The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a cooperative effort between the EPA and various stakeholders in the trucking industry to accelerate the availability, adoption and market penetration of advanced fuel-efficient technologies and practices among truck fleets, the EPA said.
The SmartWay program includes certification for truck parts and tires—both new and retreaded—as fuel-efficient under program guidelines.
SmartWay began in 2004 with 15 freight sector leaders as charter partners, the EPA said. Today, the partnership boasts more than 3,000 members, including such famous business names as Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, Lowe's, Home Depot and Sharp Electronics, according to the EPA. Two recent additions to the partnership are General Motors and the U.S. Postal Service, it said.
For more information about SmartWay's 10th anniversary, go to www.epa.gov/smartway/about/smartway10.htm.