EPA-Designated SmartWay Tractors

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It is important to note that some fuel saving technologies listed on these pages do not comply with Canadian regulations. Always consult with provincial/territorial authorities before purchasing.

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How to get an EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor

Fleet owners who purchase or lease SmartWay Tractors know they are using the cleanest, most fuel-efficient equipment available. SmartWay Transport Partners that purchase or lease SmartWay Tractors, and are in good standing are eligible to label the exterior of their SmartWay Tractors with the EPA SmartWay mark.

Who manufactures EPA-designated SmartWay Tractors?

Carriers know they are getting a qualified tractor by the special mark affixed in the cab. Equipment manufacturers have developed unique specification sheets detailing equipment requirements and options for placing an order for an EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor.

Specific EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor models can be ordered through the following manufacturers:

EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor Manufacturers
Manufacturer Tractor Model Model Year
Navistar Prostar 2007, or newer
Navistar 9200i 2007, 2008 & 2009
Navistar LoneStar 2008, or newer
Mack Pinnacle 2008, or newer
Daimler Columbia 2008, or newer
Daimler Century Class S/T 2008, or newer
Daimler Cascadia 2008, or newer
Volvo VN 630 2007, or newer
Volvo VN 670 2007, or newer
Volvo VN 780 2007, or newer
Kenworth T2000 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Kenworth T660 2008, or newer
Kenworth T680 2012, or newer
Kenworth T700 2011, or newer
Peterbilt 387 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Peterbilt 386 2008, or newer
Peterbilt 384 2010, or newer
Peterbilt 587 2011, or newer
Peterbilt 579 2012, or newer

Who can use the SmartWay Tractor mark?

Only SmartWay Transport Partners in good standing that purchase or lease EPA-designated SmartWay Tractors and signs the EPA SmartWay mark guidelines can apply the mark to the exterior of their EPA-designated SmartWay equipment.

A partner that purchases or leases an EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor and signs the SmartWay mark guidelines may affix the EPA SmartWay Tractor mark on the exterior of the cab.

This mark signifies that the tractor meets EPA environmental and fuel-efficiency standards for excellence. This is an exclusive designation that sets the SmartWay Partner apart from its peers in the industry. For carriers and truckers, the SmartWay mark is a signal to consumers and the community that they are taking actions to limit the negative environmental impacts of their business operations.

Any company may purchase or lease EPA-designated SmartWay Tractors. However, only SmartWay Transport Partners are eligible to place the SmartWay Tractor mark on the exterior of their equipment.

Contact SmartWay at 1-855-322-1564 or email NRCan.SmartWay.RNCan@canada.ca for more information about mark use.

How can I get the SmartWay Tractor decal or digital logo files for labeling the exterior of my SmartWay Tractor?

Review the following technical specifications criteria to determine eligibility of your company's tractors. If eligible, contact SmartWay at 1-855-322-1564 or email NRCan.SmartWay.RNCan@canada.ca to obtain the forms you will be required to complete to receive permission to use the logo.

What are the technical specifications and requirements for the EPA-designated SmartWay Tractor?

Technical Specifications and Requirements for EPA-Designated SmartWay Tractor
  SmartWay Tractor Equipment List Maintenance or Operational Requirement
Engine Specifications A 2007 or later model year engine designated to meet U.S. EPA NOx/PM emission requirements
  • Maintain per manufacturers service recommendations.
Aerodynamic Features A SmartWay-designated base aerodynamic tractor model is equipped with:
  • Integrated sleeper cab roof fairing
  • Aerodynamic mirrors
  • Aerodynamic bumper
  • Cab side extenders
  • Fuel tank fairings
  • Maintain per manufacturers service recommendations. Replace if necessary.
Tractor Tire Specifications Low-rolling resistance steer and drive tires (duals or singles aluminum wheels optional) that provide a 3 percent vehicle fuel economy benefit, relative to mid-range rolling resistance tires as defined by EPA. Approximately half the fuel savings, or about
1 percent, is contributed by the tractor steer and drive tires. See current qualifying trailer tire models from the verified tire technologies list.
Additional tire models may be added in the future.
  • Commitment to replace the tires with currently qualifying low rolling resistance tractor tire models or retreads
  • Maintain tires at manufacturer-recommended load and inflation pressures
  • Tires that qualify for verification in the steer position also qualify for drive tire verification.
Tractor Wheels EPA encourages (but does not require) the use of lighter-weight aluminum wheels rather than steel wheels, on the SmartWay tractor.
  • Alcoa aluminum wheels
  • Accuride aluminum wheels
Maintain per manufacturers service recommendations. Replace if necessary.
Idling Control SmartWay truck carriers must employ at least one no-idle option capable of providing at least eight hours of idle-free auxiliary power, heat, and/or air conditioning. To ensure that the truck does not idle overnight on a year-round basis, a combination of idle reduction options may be needed. Each system must have at least eight hours of operating capacity.
  • An auxiliary power unit or generator set
  • Fuel operated heater
  • Battery operated heating and/or cooling system
  • Thermal Storage System

See current qualifying idle reduction equipment from the verified idling technologies list.

Carriers (or SmartWay Partners) can either:
  • Select tractor models equipped with idle reduction control technologies available from the truck manufacturer;
  • Purchase and install a qualified after-market on-board idle reduction technology; or
  • Opt to employ a documented, on-going and consistent (year-round) no-idling policy of:
    • Using double drivers or providing overnight hotel stays for drivers
    • Using truck stop electrification.*

* Truck stop electrification allows trucks to use electrical power from an external source. At properly equipped truck stops, drivers can shut the main truck engine off and plug into an electrical outlet that provides power for heaters, air conditioners, marker lights, and other accessories. Trucks need to be equipped with the required internal wiring, inverter system, and HVAC system to take advantage of truck stop electrification. Advanced truck stop electrification also provides electricity from an external source, but doesn't require the truck to be equipped with special systems. Truck parking bays are installed with equipment that provides the cab with electrical power, and heating, cooling, and other amenities like telecommunication hook ups, through an external console that fits into the truck's window frame. The truck-side console has temperature controls, an air supply and return pipe, a credit card reader, keypad, and a 100 VAC outlet.

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