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Consider automatic tire inflation systems to boost fleet fuel economy

The SmartWay Partnership has established protocols to evaluate the fuel-saving benefits of various devices. It provides information on a number of technologies—idle reduction technologies, low rolling resistance tire and, aerodynamic devices—that offer fuel-saving and/or emission-reducing benefits ( It also has distributed information on other technologies that it has determined offer fuel savings, including automatic tire

SmartWay is for shippers, too

Participation in SmartWay helps shippers choose the most efficient carriers available, assess optimal mode choices to get their cartage to its destination and reduce the carbon footprint resulting from transportation activities.

The benefits of a stimulus

SmartWay partner Fleet Advantage proposes a way to clean up fleets of existing diesel engines is to accelerate their replacement with new, cleaner engines through financial incentives.

SmartWay benefits for multi-modal carriers

SmartWay’s updated environmental performance and carbon assessment tool lets intermodal carriers include your rail operations with your truck operations to create composite emissions factors for an overall operation.

SmartWay’s STEP to further electric vehicle charging

Cascade Sierra Solutions is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing emissions and fuel consumption from heavy-duty diesel trucks and a long-time affiliate of the SmartWay Partnership. It has also recently agreed to manage a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for the Shorepower Technologies Electrification Project (STEP), which is bringing power pedestals to truck stops

Real-world tests produce fleet savings

Schneider National has a team of a half dozen engineers who work on process development, maintenance training, troubleshooting equipment and component testing.

SmartWay’s fuel-saving action on the coasts

The SmartWay Partnership recently launched a new initiative to reduce pollution from the thousands of short-haul trucks that service the nation’s ports. Although not exclusively, SmartWay’s attention has been centered on over-the-road trucking because of the amount of fuel consumed in this sector. This new initiative brings attention to one of the biggest sources of

Best Buy: an active SmartWay Shipper Partner

Best Buy Co., the familiar multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services, is only about 40 years old – younger than many in the group of large retail outlets, but old if you include it in the collection of electronics merchandisers. The company, however, has accomplished much in its four decades of existence.

Fuel optimization software boosts the fleet bottom line

Fleet managers continuously look for ways to positively influence their companies’ bottom lines, and few decisions have more potential to help them succeed than the one to utilize technology to save fuel. Advances in hardware—new engine designs, improved aerodynamic devices, fuel-saving tires, idle limiting technology —have all proven themselves to save fuel and decrease exhaust

Earn money with an indle control program

We all idle our cars on a regular basis – think of stop lights, traffic backups and railroad crossings. But how many of us idle them for hours at a time like some commercial drivers do? The short duration idling of private automobiles, even the stop/start driving during a commute, has relatively little impact on

How the latest technology can save fleets fuel

C.R. England is an active SmartWay Partner, as well as the largest refrigerated carrier in the country. Because of both these titles, it is a fleet that is very interested in operating in the most fuel efficient manner possible. A SmartWay Partner since 2005, the fleet is family-owned and proud of its traditions of on-time,

Teaming up for environmentally-friendly trucking

The SmartWay Transport Partnership describes itself as a voluntary collaboration between the EPA and the freight industry with a goal of increasing energy efficiency while striving to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. Based on the description, it would seem more likely to be launched by the Department of Energy, since the primary goal is