[what's new in:] Trailer aerodynamics

New EPA rating system verifies fuel savings of products

Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its SmartWay Technology Program to include trailer aerodynamic equipment verification.  Designed to allow fleets to better identify trailer equipment with demonstrated fuel saving capability, and to offer manufacturers more testing flexibility, EPA replaced device-based categories with performance thresholds of 1%, 4%, 5% and 9% or more fuel savings over traditional trailers.

EPA also announced a new classificatio

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