SmartWay & Environmental


SmartWay is a highly successful partnership between Government and Industry to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions and pollution. Started in 2004 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, SmartWay sets voluntary standards on “green” products and encourages suppliers to develop and refine such products.

There are now:  3,678 Partners in SmartWay; 2,721 Truck Carriers representing  751,306 trucks; 235 Affiliates with 35 of them that are state trucking associations, like Colorado.

The beauty of SmartWay is that it works.  Intelligent “green products” and ideas save fuel and increase operational efficiency while also reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.   SmartWay certified tires and under-trailer air deflectors are examples.

Visit the SmartWay website for statistics and examples of how SmartWay is transforming the industry and helping the environment far more effectively than regulatory changes.

trucks-deliver-a-cleaner-tomorrowThe Colorado Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a proud SmartWay Transport Partner and encourages member carriers to join the SmartWay movement.

The American Trucking Associations, through its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, conferences, councils and other organizations represents more than 37,000 members including every type of motor carrier in the United States.

ata-logoATA and its affiliates are committed to delivering a cleaner tomorrow by being active in environmental issues and promoting a bold sustainability program that will have an immediate impact on the environment.  The industry plans to reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons, thus reducing the carbon footprint of the trucking industry by nearly a billion tons over the next 10 years.

 How will this be done?

  • Reduce the national speed limit to 65 mph for all vehicles, and install truck governors to limit speeds to no more than 68 mph
  • Reduce idling
  • Increase fuel efficiency by encouraging participation in the U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership Program
  • Reduce congestion by improving highways, if necessary by raising the fuels tax
  • Use more productive truck combinations
  • Support national fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks