By Michele Fuetsch, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 29 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.
SmartWay, the government’s partnership with the freight industry to improve fuel efficiency and reduce trucking’s carbon footprint, has changed its system for ranking carriers on how well they reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions.
The new system sorts carriers into a series of categories that did not exist under the original ranking system begun when the Environmental Protection Agency and the transportation industry created SmartWay in 2004.
SmartWay recently posted the system on its website, although there was no formal announcement.
“We updated our partner tools to improve the transparency of our data, the usability of results for partners, and to be more consistent with current approaches in supply chain carbon accounting,” SmartWay said in a statement prepared for Transport Topics.