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Maine DEP is an EPA SmartWay® Affiliate

Maine Success Stories

Maine Biofuels

Hartt Transportation Systems

Oakhurst Dairy

Pottle's Transportation Inc.

Maine DEP became an affiliate in EPA's SmartWay Program in May 2015. DEP recognizes that a strong and efficient transportation fleet is vital to Maine's environment and economy. We encourage the freight transportation community to join us in our efforts to reduce transportation emissions, save fuel, and lower costs. SmartWay is an innovative partnership between the private sector, nonprofits and agencies like Maine DEP, and USEPA.

The purpose of this voluntary program is to help businesses move goods in the cleanest most efficient way possible. Maine trucking companies, dealers, rail carriers, logistics companies and commercial manufacturers and retailers who ship and receive products are all eligible to join the program. The SmartWay logo sends a message to your customers that you are moving goods in an environmentally responsible manner.

Members of SmartWay will learn about cost effective innovative technologies such as aerodynamic technologies (pdf), idle reduction technologies (pdf), low rolling resistance tires (pdf), Retrofit Technologies, and transportation energy and environmental benchmarking tools. Several Maine companies have already been recognized with regional awards for their SmartWay projects. Read more about these remarkable inspiring projects in the Maine Success Stories links listed above. DEP congratulates Pottle's Transportation, a local Maine company located in Herman who were honored by EPA on Earth Day 2015 with an Environmental Merit Award for their outstanding efforts to preserve New England's environment.

Learn more about the benefits (pdf) of partnering with Maine DEP to become a member of SmartWay! Find out more about how you can become a SmartWay Partner by reviewing the SmartWay basic information and eligibility requirements.

For more information and assistance on SmartWay please contact: Julie Churchill, Maine DEP’s Small Business Ombudsman 1-800-789-9802 or