Aperia Technologies, a supplier of tire management technologies designed to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, recently received a 2019 Business Environmental Innovation Award from Acterra, a recognition program for sustainable business practices.
Aperia was honored in the Environmental Innovation category for its Halo Tire Inflator. The award recognizes companies which have demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership or innovation.
“The time for a healthier planet is now,” said Judith Monte, vice president of marketing and customer success for Aperia. “We are honored to receive this significant award from a highly respected environmental advocacy organization, and we take great pride in creating and providing tire management solutions to truck fleets that have a proven, positive impact on the environment.”
Thirteen local companies and organizations reached the finals. The winners were selected from five categories. Aperia plans to accept the award at a ceremony honoring the winners May 22 in San Francisco CA.
“The dedication of Aperia to help the trucking industry improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life, reduce CO2 emissions, and with a payback time attractive to the trucking industry, is outstanding,” said Hillary Rupert, acting director of business partnerships for sustainability at Acterra.
Used extensively in heavy-duty trucks since 2015, the Halo is a “revolutionary” automatic tire inflation system for trucks and trailers that bolts on quickly. It has become the tire inflation system of choice for more than 450 fleet customers, in part because of the technology’s environmental benefits, Aperia said.
“Heavy-duty trucks are the second-largest and fastest-growing segment of the country’s transportation sector in terms of emissions and energy use,” Monte said. “The CO2 savings from installing Halo on every tractor and trailer in the United States is the equivalent of removing 1.9 million passenger vehicles from the road each year.”
In a recent Aperia case study with a top-20 fleet, 10 tractors equipped with Halos drove more than 1 million miles during a 12-month test span. The results:
- 1.1% increased miles per gallon
- 14.4% extended tire life
- 34 tons of CO2 emissions avoided
For more information on Halo, visit aperiatech.com.