SmartWay Shipper Partner 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 Shipper.

If you are responsible for annual updates and fleet improvement strategies, bookmark this page for your convenience. All SmartWay Shipper information will be updated on this page.

What would you like to do?

SmartWay Shippers measure, benchmark, and improve their performance on an annual basis. Shipper performance is based on evaluating how much of the freight you ship is carried by benchmarked SmartWay Carriers versus non-SmartWay Carriers.

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 tab also contains additional guidance with worksheets to help you collect your data for tool submission.

Shipper 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.

For those selecting the outside data import option to upload carrier activity data, this detailed guide tells you how to create a file that contains your company’s in-house carrier data in SmartWay’s prescribed format, thereby reducing the need to manually enter carrier activity data.

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.

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.

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

Training Webinars

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

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.

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 ( with the subject line "Interested in becoming a Featured Partner" to be considered.