LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. – Mack Trucks is offering its long-haul highway customers Mack Pinnacle tractors certified by the US EPA SmartWay program.
The Certified SmartWay designation means these tractors meet EPA’s environmental and fuel efficiency standards for excellence. The SmartWay program requires trucks to have a detailed set of components shown to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Reduced fuel consumption also means less emissions of greenhouse gases. A Certified SmartWay Mack Pinnacle was on display in the Mack booth at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Aug. 23-25. Customers can now order Pinnacles with a full complement of SmartWay-required components through their Mack Trucks dealers.
“Mack’s SmartWay solution is an in-depth approach to providing customers with the most efficient truck available, with very clean engines,” said Jerry Warmkessel, marketing products manager.
EPA’s SmartWay criteria call for specific aerodynamically-enhanced components to reduce drag while the truck is moving, low rolling resistance tires, engines certified to the very stringent US07 standards for reduced NOx and particulate emissions, as well as technologies to encourage drivers to avoid unnecessary idling. Mack’s new MP series of engines, the 11-litre MP7 and 13-litre MP8, are a completely new family of engines designed to meet the US07 emissions standards. They are also the most fuel efficient engines Mack has ever produced, according to Mack officials.
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