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Vision 2020: A New Era of Freight Sustainability

Since 2004, trucking partners in the SmartWay program have saved 6 billion gallons of fuel, lowered fuel costs by $20.6 billion and reduced carbon emissions by over 60 million metric tons. From EPA.

Since 2004, trucking partners in the SmartWay program have saved 6 billion gallons of fuel, lowered fuel costs by $20.6 billion and reduced carbon emissions by over 60 million metric tons. Also since its inception, participation in the partnership between the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry has grown from fewer than 20 partners to more than 3,000 today.

SmartWay partners remain committed to sustainability and are working to create market-based incentives and technology solutions to ensure that the partnership effectively addresses long-term trends, changes and challenges in the goods movement industry. Based on recommendations from the freight community, the SmartWay Vision 2020 plan outlines how to keep pace with the evolution of the freight hauling industry, based on the key principles of sustainability reporting, global collaboration and information sharing.

Together, SmartWay partners are laying the groundwork for even more emissions reductions and cost savings through strategies and technologies that will strengthen the efficiency of goods movement.

For more information: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/documents/smartway_2020_vision_report.pdf

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