Interstate Distributor Co., Frieght Wing, and the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center announced one of the industry's largest installation of trailer side skirts.
According to a press release from Interstate Distributor Co., a $875,972 grant from the EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act will go toward installing 2,058 Freight Wing Aeroflex side skirts in July at it's maintenance facility. The Tacoma-based company is North America's 12th largest truck load carrier and 46th for-hire carrier with a fleet of more than 2,000 tractors and 6,800 trailers.
"We greatly appreciate this opportunity presented to us by the EPA, and to work with PPRC and Freight Wing," said Lee Owens, senior vice president of maintenance and facilities. "We expect great success with the project... We've tested the side skirts for the past few years and have seen up to a 5 percent improvement in fuel economy depending on the route and the speed we're traveling."
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