SmartTruck aerodynamic system honored for sustainability
Sustainability innovator Gro Harlem Brundtland, media entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: The launch of Sustainia100. SmartTruck announced that its Trailer UnderTray System has been chosen for this list of solutions.
“I am very excited and inspired by this as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, honorary chair of Sustainia. “That we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge. That we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet.”
The SmartTruck Trailer UnderTray System is built to improve fuel efficiency in Class 8 long-haul trucks with its variety of configurations and options that fit truck trailers to reduce aerodynamic drag. The system is designed to provide an alternative to traditional trailer side skirts through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay-verified solution that yields a fuel-efficiency gain of more than 7 percent for the base model and at least 10 percent for trucks fitted with the UnderTray System and add-on side fairings.
“To be recognized in the international sustainability community is a great honor and a testament to the product itself and the advanced technology that was used to bring the UnderTray System to the trucking industry,” said Mike Henderson, chief executive officer of SmartTruck. “We will continue leading the way for aerodynamic and fuel efficiency in the transportation sector, ultimately providing a more sustainable way for companies to transport goods in our society.”
Sustainia100 is a cornerstone in Sustainia – a construction site for the desirable society we could achieve if we implemented ready and available solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Schwarzenegger’s Regions20 initiative, Sustainia is a holistic introduction to a sustainable future.