WARRENVILLE, IL – LoneStar, introduced in February as the first fuel-efficient Advanced Classic big-rig truck has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay truck. LoneStar joins the International ProStar with this environmental designation. LoneStar is the first classic-styled Class 8 truck to receive this honor.
The SmartWay program is a voluntary partnership between freight industry sectors and the EPA, which establishes recognition and incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and reductions to greenhouse gas emissions. Eligibility for the SmartWay truck certification is based on a comprehensive set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors.
By 2012, this initiative aims to reduce as much as 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions per year. At the same time, the initiative targets fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually.