SmartWay® is a voluntary, public-private program by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps the freight industry reduce fleet emissions, improve fuel economy, and increase energy efficiency. The SmartWay Program includes four major elements: SmartWay Transport Partnership, SmartWay Verified Technology, SmartWay Green Vehicles, and SmartWay Global Collaboration.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) joined the SmartWay Transport Program as an Affiliate in October 2006. In this role, NCTCOG promotes SmartWay initiatives within the region by providing educational outreach to potential partners and affected industries.

NCTCOG encourages local freight fleets to join the program and improve environmental performance while enjoying the many benefits partners and companies receive.  You can see our accomplishments by checking out our NCTCOG Affiliate Smartway Recognition page. 

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Did You Know?

  • As much as business-to-consumer shipping has resulted in greater amounts in carbon emissions and packaging waste, companies can implement practical measures to reduce their environmental impact while still meeting the demands of shoppers who rely on expedited deliveries.
  • Reducing use of plastic packaging can mitigate waste and allow for more space in warehouses and delivery vehicles to be more efficiently utilized.
  • According to one study, storing stock closer to customers and repurposing stores into fulfillment centers could reduce supply chain emissions by up to 26 percent by 2025.   

For more information on how to make the shipping and delivery process more sustainable, visit Supply Chain Quaterly.

Companies with a presence in North Texas honored with this SmartWay award

  • ABF Freight, an ArcBest Company
  • Armada
  • Contract Freighters, Inc. d/b/a CFI
  • Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
  • Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa
  • Hub Group
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Knight Transportation, Inc.
  • McDonald’s USA, LLC
  • National Carriers, Inc.
  • Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.
  • Penske Logistics LLC
  • Roehl Transport, Inc.
  • Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.
  • Schneider
  • Swift Transportation Co. of Arizona, LLC
  • The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.
  • TransAm Trucking Inc.
  • U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc.
  • Walmart Transportation, LLC
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wilson Logistics, Inc.


North Texas Freight Terminal Electrification 2020: Funding Availability Continues!

Availability continues for private sector entities to apply for this rebate funding opportunity worth approximately $960,000 awarded from NCTCOG.

This Call for Projects is open to private freight terminals or distribution centers primarily recieving heavy-duty truck Transport Refrigeration Units and trailer TRUs and located in the 10-county ozone nontattainment area. Eligible projects include construction and installation of Electrified Parking Spaces for heavy-duty truck TRUs and trailer TRUs, electric power monitoring equipment, and electric power connection kits. This funding can be applied toward up to 30 percent of eligible costs. 

Funding will continue to be available until they are expended. 

For more information on this rebate funding opportunity, visit the NTFTE 2020 webpage. Please email with any questions.

SMARTE- Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions Program

NCTCOG received funding from EPA to conduct comprehensive outreach, education, and financial assistance to the trucking industry regarding programs, technologies, and operational practices which reduce emissions and increase efficiency of freight operations.  A major focus of this effort will be promotion of EPA-verified SmartWay technologies.

SMARTE Home: Saving Money and Reducing Truck Emissions (SMARTE) Program

SmartWay for Shippers: You’re in Good Company


Learn how retailers, manufacturers, and other Fortune 500 companies participate in the EPA’s SmartWay Program as a way to assess and strengthen the sustainability of goods movement in their supply chains. For more information about participating in EPA’s SmartWay program, go to or

SmartWay Upgrade Kit Demonstration Project

NCTCOG conducted an in-use demonstration project to evaluate the impact of SmartWay technologies in increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions among Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. 

Overall, the results of the demonstration project support the finding that the use of SmartWay technologies, particularly when used as a kit, is an effective tool for improving fuel economy and reducing emissions among Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

Final Report: Study and Analysis of Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reductions for Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

Staff Contacts: Huong Duong, Jason Brown

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