The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the winners of the 2020 SmartWay Excellence Award. 58 trucking and multimodal carriers received this distinction. Among them, Penske Logistics was awarded for sustainability practices in the Truck Carrier category. This is the fifth such honor this decade and the fourth consecutive win for the organization. For the
Fleet profile: Texas-based Alan Ritchey is focused on delivering the best possible value to customers
Meeting customer requirements is nothing new for Alan Ritchey Inc. (ARI). While the Valley View, Texas-based family owned and operated carrier provides services in several government, industrial, agriculture, energy and transportation sectors from coast to coast, since it was founded in 1964 it has served as a contract mail hauler for the United States Postal Service (USPS).
The recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019 were recently announced. Awards are given for being leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Cooper Tire has introduced the Roadmaster RM832 EM steer tire. The new tire is SmartWay verified and blends fuel efficiency with long miles to removal due to 18/32nds of tread depth, as well as an improved tread design and advanced rubber compound, Cooper says.
The EPA launched SmartWay 15 years ago this month. It’s a program which was created to reduce freight transportation-related climate change and emissions, which ultimately leads to fleets saving more money. But after all this time, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?
For many years, tire manufacturers have been promoting the fuel-saving potential of their low rolling resistance products. Their claims, based on sound research, indicate that tire rolling resistance accounts for a significant percentage of fuel consumption. Their case for adopting low rolling resistance tire technology becomes even stronger when you consider that, under the EPA
Hirschbach Motor Lines was recently honored with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the top environmental performers and leaders for freight supply chain efficiency. The company has deployed the latest in aerodynamic technologies, green-initiative policies, and software designed to route and fuel equipment with carbon reduction in
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced a new tire called Fuel Max RSA, specially made for regional and long haul fleets. The Fuel Max RSA, which is SmartWay-compliant, has the following features according to Goodyear: Goodyear Fuel Max Technology, which contains cool-running compounds to lower tire rolling resistance and improve fuel efficiency A tri-layer compound for exceptional mileage, rolling
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
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., announced the launch of its new Michelin X Multi Energy Z, a regional steer tire that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified requirements. With a 15% reduction in rolling resistance, the tire delivers fuel efficiency, longevity and durability, according to the company. The
In 2004, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched SmartWay, a public/private collaboration with the freight transportation industry that helps carriers and other companies improve fuel efficiency and lower costs. EPA’s SmartWay Technology program develops test protocols, reviews strategies and verifies the performance of vehicles, technologies and equipment that have the potential to reduce greenhouse
If even only one of your trucks is used in an application during which it is at highway speeds and you’re not using fuel efficient tires, you need to take another look at what you have mounted on that truck’s wheels. Paul Crehan, director of product marketing for trucks at Michelin North America, said, “Fleets