The SmartWay transport partnership program of the United States environmental protection agency (EPA) is a voluntary public-private program under which a business that transports freight for organizations that ship freight or that coordinates the transportation of freight for and hires transportation services providers on behalf of organizations that ship freight can register with the EPA as a registered SmartWay carrier partner or a registered SmartWay logistics company partner (SmartWay partner) for the purpose of measuring, benchmarking, and improving its logistics operations so that it can reduce its environmental footprint. The bill requires the state, when contracting for the transportation of freight or the coordination of the transportation of freight, to give preference to a transportation services provider that is a SmartWay partner.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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