Is it really worth the bother and hassle ?
Smartway needs to be progressive as well and understand the needs of the freight world. Bring this to their attention.The overall consensus of it being wasted effort is pretty much the way I had been leaning. I'd been doing it for the past 3 years and ecologically we are well ahead of the curve.
The biggest problem I see with it is this ... I have one customer that fills my dedicated trailers from front to back and top to bottom ... you couldn't slid a extra piece of paper in there. I get penalised for that because I am not maxing out on weight. Because they are dedicated, they pay me to run one way empty. It's not my choice ... it's my contract. I get penalised for that too. In the meantime I get 10+ MPG ... go figure.
If you are an asset carrier involved in any tenders, most reputable companies have a plan. "theman" are you currently working in this industry? Most new truck manufactures are into GREEN!, Europe is far more advanced on these programs then Canada, and we call ourselves green.Larger customers and those involved in 'green' industries are totally into it. It really depends on who your intended market is.