Navistar First to Earn Dual EPA Certification

Navistar became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to receive dual certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Navistar is now a SmartWay Transport Partner, becoming the first OEM with SmartWay-certified tractors to also be certified as a transport partner. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary program that recognizes partners for setting and achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals in freight transport. The program also helps lower operating costs by reducing fuel surcharges and offers customers EPA-certified, fuel-efficient tractors.

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Navistar became the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to receive dual certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Navistar is now a SmartWay Transport Partner, becoming the first OEM with SmartWay-certified tractors to also be certified as a transport partner. The SmartWay Transport Partnership is a voluntary program that recognizes partners for setting and achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals in freight transport. The program also helps lower operating costs by reducing fuel surcharges and offers customers EPA-certified, fuel-efficient tractors.

“Navistar is one of the largest commercial truck manufacturers in the world, so we ship tons of freight annually between our facilities,” said Edith Ardiente, vice president of Environmental Affairs at Navistar. “Collaborating with the EPA to set tangible goals to reduce GHG emissions and to offer certified, fuel-efficient trucks is beneficial for the environment, the company and our customers.”

Navistar’s International LoneStar and International ProStar are both SmartWay-certified trucks, a distinction they received for their aerodynamics and fuel economy. Last June the LoneStar became the first classic-styled Class 8 tractor to receive the certification. For downloadable photos of these and other trucks, visit www.navistar.com/newsroom.

To be certified as a transport partner, Navistar volunteered to increase the percentage of freight shipped to and from its facilities by SmartWay-certified shippers to at least 50 percent and to reduce GHG emissions at its freight facilities.

Navistar has already exceeded the first goal with 56 percent of its freight currently shipping the SmartWay. Earlier this year, the company implemented an energy initiative aimed at reducing GHG emissions and simultaneously improving energy efficiencies within its operations.

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