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Navistar recognized by EPA as SmartWay Program High Performer

Navistar recently announced its recognition as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) High Performer in the SmartWay Program’s Shipper category. According to the press release, the EPA’s SmartWay Program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. The EPA’s SmartWay Program provides a comprehensive system for tracking fuel use and freight

Trucking companies earn U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

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).

EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards recipients announced

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 releases new Roadmaster steer tire

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.

Watch: Fifteen years later, are SmartWay tires still the smart choice?

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?

The value of low rolling resistance trailer tires

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

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Hirschbach receives EPA 2016 SmartWay Excellence Award

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 launches Fuel Max tire for regional, long haul fleets

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

SmartTruck UT6Plus UnderTray System meets EPA SmartWay Elite criteria as single product

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 launches X Multi Energy Z regional steer tire

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

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Choosing SmartWay vehicle components to save fuel

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