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EPA SmartWay Programs Help Green Today's Vehicles and Transport Options

SmartWay Partners and Affiliates help their families, companies and communities make better choices for their businesses and the environment.

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Not everyone drives a truck. But we ALL use trucking! When you order online, the products are delivered by truck. When you buy in a retail store, trucks distributed those goods. When you eat out... trucks supplied the restaurant.

There is a Smarter Way to green the trucking blood veins of our complex society.

SmartWaySM Transport is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.

SmartWay for Smarter Transport

Truckers have probably heard about the EPA program called "SmartWay". Our readers who work in the office, or on the floor, or outdoors might not have heard about the advantages this greener transportation strategy can bring to companies -- large and small -- that own trucks, rent trucks, or hire transport and logistics services.

SmartWay for Green Vehicles

SmartWay Certified Vehicles are about green vehicles. EPA provides a "Green Vehicle Guide" that makes it easier to search for EPA certified SmartWay and SmartWay Elite vehicles. You can use the Green Vehicle Guide to identify the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicles available -- all size cars, SUV, and pickups. There ARE greener options.

Low emissions and good fuel economy are both important for the environment.

EPA SmartWay Green Vehicle Guide

Look for the SmartWay certification mark to find the superior environmental performers.

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Learn how choosing green cars and trucks can save and money, and help the environment!

Consumers can look for the US EPA Certified SmartWay certification mark on cars and trucks to help them save fuel, money and the environment. Vehicles that qualify for the SmartWay mark are the cleanest and most fuel-efficient available in today’s market. For detailed information on the fuel economy and environmental performance of SmartWay cars and trucks go to www.epa.gov/greenvehicles.

SmartWay Financing Options

Businesses and cities can get technology and truck financing through EPA's SmartWay innovative financing.

The SmartWay Clean Diesel Finance program aims to accelerate the deployment of energy efficient and emission control technologies by helping vehicle/equipment owners overcome financial obstacles.

SmartWay also provides a financial clearinghouse web site with access to private lenders who help carriers obtain a loan for a SmartWay Certified Tractor, SmartWay Certified Trailer or SmartWay approved fuel savings and emissions reducing technologies. You can submit a loan application at the www.SmartwayFinanceCenter.com.

SmartWay Fleet Partners

Stepping out ahead of the curve is smart business...as long as you have a guide!

It takes courage and wisdom to set high goals and standards for your company. It takes determination to meet or exceed those goals. As a SmartWay Transport Partner, you can join other progressive companies in setting the pace for their communities...and their industries.

SmartWay Partners can be truck carriers, shippers, logistics companies, truck stops and rail companies.

Benefits:

  • Cost Savings
  • Business-to-Business Advantage
  • Environmental Achievement
  • Public and Peer Recognition

Organizations Can Become a SmartWay Affiliate

SmartWay Affiliates are organizations that are committed to promoting greater energy efficiency and air quality within the freight transport sector through the SmartWay Transport program.

SmartWay Affiliates help their members make better choices for their businesses and the environment. When you encourage them to participate in the SmartWay Transport Partnership, they will receive information and tools they need to reduce fuel consumption, save money, and make a positive impact on the environment.

Learn more about SmartWay at the EPA website.



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