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EPA-designated "SmartWay  Elite" Trailers
 EPA's SmartWay Transport
 Program is a market-driven
 partnership to help busi-
 nesses move goods in the
 cleanest, most efficient
 way possible. By providing a
 consistent set of tools and
 information needed to make
 informed transportation
 choices, SmartWay enables
 companies across the country
 to benchmark performance
 data in ways that protect our
 environment,encourage eco-
 nomic vitality, and enhance
 our nation's energy security.
 EPA's SmartWay Technology
 program helps carrier fleets
 make informed business
 decisions to save fuel and
 improve their supply chain
 efficiency.
 This new program element
 is part of the 2OI5 SmartWay
 trailer program updates that
 include adding large refrig-
 eration trailers and incorpo-
 rating multiple aerodynamic
 performance evaluation tools.
EPA's SmartWay Technology Program has expanded to include a higher perfor-
mance tier, the "SmartWay Elite" trailer.

What are EPA-designated "SmartWay Elite" trailers?
EPA-designated "SmartWay Elite" trailers are traditional 53-foot box dry van or refrigerated
trailers equipped with a combination of SmartWay-verified low-rolling resistance tires and
SmartWay-verified aerodynamic devices to obtain a total of 1 0% or more fuel savings over
traditional trailers. At least 9% of these fuel savings come from a combination of 2 or more
SmartWay-verified aerodynamic devices; these combinations are known as "SmartWay Elite
Aerodynamic Technology Combinations."


How are SmartWay Elite Aerodynamic Technology
Combinations defined?
SmartWay Elite Aerodynamic Technology Combinations may be created in two ways:
     1) by combining individually-verified aerodynamic components  listed on the SmartWay
       website that total 9% or more benefit; or
     2) by selecting a SmartWay Elite Aerodynamic Technology Combination "package"  that is
       listed on the SmartWay website has been tested and verified  by EPA to perform at Elite
       levels (9% fuel savings or higher).
Fleets managers have the flexibility to combine individually-verified components and can expect
good performance; however, they may need to assess the devices' interactive effects during use.
When a trailer is equipped with both SmartWay-verified low-rolling resistance tires and a
SmartWay Elite Aerodynamic Technology Combination, it is eligible for the SmartWay Elite trailer
designation.
SmartWay-verified
Technologies
Tires
Aerodynamic Dei/ices
Combined benefits of Tires
and Aerodynamic Dei/ices
SmartWay Trailer
(53-foot box dry van or
refrigerated trailer)
SmartWay-verified low-rolling
resistance tires producing
fuel savings of 1 % or
more
SmartWay-verified
component(s) producing
fuel savings of 5% or
more
6% or greater
SmartWay Elite Trailer
(53-foot box dry van or
refrigerated trailer)
SmartWay-verified low-rolling
resistance tires producing
fuel savings of 1% or
more
SmartWay-verified component
combination producing
fuel savings of 9% or
more
1 0% or greater
                                          How are SmartWay Elite trailers different
                                          from SmartWay trailers?
                                             SmartWay trailers achieve a total of 6% or more fuel savings over
                                               traditional trailers. At least 5% of these fuel savings will come from
                                                 reducing wind drag with one or more aerodynamic devices verified
                                                   by EPA, and an additional 1% or more in savings is achieved
                                                     through low-rolling resistance tires.
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EPA-designated "SmartWay Elite" Trailers
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    SmartWay Elite trailers achieve a total of 1 0% or more fuel savings over traditional trailers. At least 9% of
    these fuel savings will come from a SmartWay Elite Aerodynamic Combination (a combination of 2 or more
    aerodynamic devices verified by EPA), and an additional 1% or more in savings is achieved through low-
    rolling resistance tires.


    What are the benefits  of  a  SmartWay Elite trailer?
    EPA's new SmartWay Elite designation defines trailers that achieve the highest levels of aerodynamic
    performance currently available. Selecting trailers from EPA's SmartWay Elite category allows fleet managers
    can invest in trailers that provide maximum fuel-savings when used in high-speed, long-haul operations.
    Atypical tractor using a SmartWay Elite  trailer (i.e., low-rolling resistance tires and Elite aerodynamics) could
    save about 1,700 gallons of diesel annually.
    Aerodynamics on trucks will perform differently depending upon driving speeds, tractor and trailer set-up,
    and the weather. The SmartWay verification program guides fleets managers to devices with demonstrated
    performance using controlled verification testing at high-speed cruise conditions (for consistent comparison).
    Even though some fleets may see fuel savings higher than the EPA verified levels, many fleets may operate
    at lower speeds. EPA is conducting research to provide fleets with information on how they might adjust fuel
    savings estimates based on their unique operating conditions. These are still significant savings and smart
    business.
    For more information: www.epa.gov/smartway/forpartners/technology.htm or Tech_Center@epa.gov

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