Volvo make SmartWay-approved tractors

Volvo Trucks North America has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a variety of specs and components for the Volvo VN that would deliver the fuel efficiency and low emissions needed to receive EPA’s SmartWay Tractor designation

Volvo Trucks North America has partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a variety of specs and components for the Volvo VN that would deliver the fuel efficiency and low emissions needed to receive EPA’s SmartWay Tractor designation.

Volvo said that SmartWay-eligible specs will include ’07 engines, aerodynamic enhancements, anti-idling options and low rolling resistance tires.

Volvo customers will have SmartWay-eligible tractor packages available in the later second quarter.

EPA has developed a similar program for trailers. SmartWay tractor-trailer is a component of EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, a public-private program designed to boost the transportation industry’s fuel efficiency while clamping down on emissions.

For more information, go to www.epa.gov/smartway.

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