SmartWay Multimodal Carrier Tools and Resources
This page contains the tools, guidance, and best practice information you need to get the most out of the SmartWay Program as a registered SmartWay Multimodal Carrier.
If you are responsible for annual updates and fleet improvement strategies, bookmark this page for your convenience. All SmartWay Multimodal Carrier information will be updated on this page.
What would you like to do?
SmartWay Multimodal Carriers measure, benchmark, and improve their performance on an annual basis. You must submit a completed and accurate SmartWay Multimodal 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.
Multimodal 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.
- Download the Multimodal Tool (2015 Data Year)(1 pg, 11 MB, May 2016) Save this file to your computer before opening.
- An Example of the Multimodal Tool (XLSM)(1 pg, 9 MB) Save this file to your computer before opening.
Multimodal Tool User Guides
Use these guides to understand the tool data entry and submission process. Note that the data worksheets are available in the appendices of the Quick Start Guide and are no longer listed as stand-alone documents.
- Multimodal Partner 2.0.15 Tool: Quick Start Guide 2015 Data Year - United States Version (PDF) (29 pp, 638K, May 2016, EPA-420-B-16-058, Free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Multimodal Partner 2.0.15 Tool: Data Entry and Troubleshooting Guide 2015 Data Year - United States Version (PDF) (86 pp, 2.9MB, May 2016, EPA-420-B-16-056)
Logistics, Multimodal, and Shipper Partner 2.0.15 Tools: Guide to Importing Carrier Data Using the Outside Data Import Function 2015 Data Year - United States Version
Submitting Your Multimodal Tool to EPA
Once you have completed your Multimodal 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 email@example.com for evaluation.
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.
- Learn more about SmartWay Carrier Partner Ranking Data
- The performance ranking files are refreshed every Monday afternoon. (For reference purposes only)
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.
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 and operational efficiency is key to improving your performance as a SmartWay Multimodal Carrier. Multimodal carriers have a variety of technology and operational strategies available to improve fuel efficiency and environmental performance. The best sources for the most up-to-date information about these strategies are your sector-based professional associations.
Professional Association Links
- American Trucking Associations (ATA) Exit is a trade association for the trucking industry, providing education on highway safety, security, environmental sustainability and other issues.
- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) Exit is a trade association for individuals that own and operate their own trucking businesses.
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Exit serves as the global forum of States for international civil aviation issues.
- International Air Transport Association (IATA) Exit is a trade association for airlines around the world.
- The Association of American Railroads (AAR) Exit is a trade association for the rail industry.
- American Waterways Operators (AWO) Exit is a national trade organization for U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge operators on the rivers, coasts, Great Lakes, and harbors of the United States.
- Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) Exit educates policy-makers in the nation’s capital and around the nation, in the news media, and the general public about the waterways systems’ critical importance
- The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Exit provides education, research, connections, and professional growth for supply chain professionals.
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 Practice Guidance: Read this page for guidance on how to communicate your participation in the Partnership.
Feature 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line "Interested in becoming a Featured Partner" to be considered.