Mack Trucks announced that the EPA SmartWay program has certified its long-haul, Pinnacle model tractors. The SmartWay certification means these tractors meet EPA’s environmental and fuel efficiency standards for excellence. According to the company, customers can now order Pinnacles with a full complement of SmartWay-required components through their Mack Trucks dealers.
The SmartWay program requires trucks to have a detailed set of components shown to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Specifically, the criteria calls for aerodynamically enhanced components to reduce drag while the truck is moving, low rolling resistance tires, engines certified to the 2007 EPA standards for reduced NOx and particulate emissions, as well as technologies to encourage drivers to avoid unnecessary idling.
In addition to Mack’s new engines, the 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8, the Pinnacle’s SmartWay components include:
* Sleeper cab with full roof fairings and cab side extenders to reduce aerodynamic drag
* Aerodynamically designed mirrors and front bumper for further drag reduction
* Fuel tank fairings
* Low rolling resistance tires
* Idle Free “key-off” HVAC system.