The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a business organization administered by the United States government and designed to encourage businesses to manage logistics in an environmentally responsible way. The program was formed in 2004, and is administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and is housed with the USEPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) - Transportation and Climate Division (TCD). SmartWay aims to voluntarily achieve improved fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impacts from freight transport. The organization provides incentives and recognition for top performers to encourage continued improvement.
Partnership members are encouraged to improve fuel savings and reduce emissions in several ways. Freight carriers may upgrading their truck fleet with various fuel saving technologies and by reducing idling time. Other possible strategies include:
This voluntary public-private program:
Patterson Companies strives to utilize top carriers in the industry. our Carrier Relations team utilizes many reosurces when qualifyinh each of our carriers, to ensure each load is in the best hands going up the road.