With the recently announced Elite level from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, trailers must be equipped with aerodynamic devices that provide at least a 9% improvement in fuel economy to qualify. SmartTruck’s UT6Plus aerodynamic product provides the fuel saving performance required by EPA SmartWay to deliver those results, making it the only standalone product to provide Elite-level aerodynamic savings.
“The new Elite level from SmartWay is a very aggressive performance level for a single product,” said Mike Henderson, chief scientist for SmartTruck. “While there are a wide variety of aerodynamic products out in the market from a host of companies that can be pieced together and added to a trailer to deliver SmartWay qualifying savings, our SmartTruck UT6Plus product is a ‘one-stop-shop’ to attain SmartWay Elite status—one product from one company. This innovative and high-performing product allows fleet managers and owner-operators to streamline their aerodynamic program purchases and installations.”
The UT6Plus product’s fuel savings were verified by the company based on multiple testing protocols, including coastdown testing and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)—testing that is validated by dozens of fleets and owner-operators who benefit from the Elite-level product performance in actual, real-world service, according to the company. SmartTruck has also introduced a new 15-year limited warranty on its UnderTray products.