SmartWay verifies trailer skirt for CARB rules

The Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program says fleets installing Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s new Aero Saber trailer skirt will satisfy stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) legislation requiring 53-foot trailers operating in the state to have aerodynamic devices installed on trailers that yield 5% or greater verified fuel savings. According to the manufacturer, its skirt can deliver up to a 5.7% improvement in fuel efficiency for a tractor trailer combination

The Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program says fleets installing Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s new Aero Saber trailer skirt will satisfy stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) legislation requiring 53-foot trailers operating in the state to have aerodynamic devices installed on trailers that yield 5% or greater verified fuel savings. According to the manufacturer, its skirt can deliver up to a 5.7% improvement in fuel efficiency for a tractor trailer combination.

All trailers operating in California are required to meet the CARB standard by the end of 2012.

“Silver Eagle Aero Saber skirts are a smart solution for truck owners who want to save on fuel costs,” said Matt Goldfain, marketing director for Silver Eagle Manufacturing. “The Aero Saber offers 5.7% fuel savings, equating to at least $2,700 a year in fuel savings and a quick return on investment. Over the life of a trailer, the owner could see as much as $40,500 savings on fuel costs by using the Aero Saber.”

Made of 90% recycled aluminum and rubber, the new trailer skirt offers 18 ins. of ground clearance to minimize maintenance costs and is 100% recyclable at the end of its usable life, according to Silver Eagle. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

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