Stoops Specialty Trucks Awarded “Smart Way” Certification Status by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Daimler Trucks of North America

Stoops Specialty Trucks (SST) from Stoops Freightliner announced it has been awarded “Smart Way” certification status on its new Freightliner Cascadia Custom Sleeper Tractors that debuted at the this year's Mid America Trucking Show.

Fort Wayne, IN, June 12, 2009 --( Stoops Specialty Trucks (SST) from Stoops Freightliner, Sterling, and Western Star announced today that it has been awarded “Smart Way” certification status on its new Freightliner Cascadia Custom Sleeper Tractors that debuted at the Mid America Trucking Show in March of 2009. These are the only custom sleeper conversion units to achieve this honor. “We started with a state-of-the-art aerodynamic day cab tractor and then installed our custom fully integrated sleeper conversion,” said Jeff Jones, SST Sales Manager.

“Our business partners at Bentz Transport Products designed and built an OEM style, integrated one piece aerodynamic fiberglass roof module and then added custom wheel to wheel fairings with sleeper cab extenders to complete the package. We believe that this is the most aerodynamic custom sleeper tractor ever built. Even though diesel fuel prices have moderated recently, I want to give my customers every advantage possible to remain profitable when diesel fuel prices return to 2008 levels as predicted by industry experts. We also recognize the importance of protecting our environment by reducing greenhouse gases by utilizing the technology available from Freightliner, Detroit Diesel, Michelin, and many other leading component suppliers in our industry,” says Jones.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay brand represents cleaner and more efficient transportation options that reduce greenhouse gases and improve air quality. The SmartWay brand is represented by the SmartWay logo. The SmartWay logo identifies companies, organizations, services and products that are reducing transportation-related emissions. However, the impact of the logo and the brand is much greater as the SmartWay brand signifies a partnership among government, business and consumers to protect our environment and improve our air quality for future generations.

The new SmartWay design will lower the drag coefficient for improved fuel economy and lower the carbon footprint in our environment. The taller roof also adds to the interior height to give the drivers additional comfort and eighteen percent more storage space than previous models. It also features a built in satellite TV receiver that is actually located inside the roof panel to further lower the drag coefficient of the vehicle. The side fairings feature a large “built in” tool box that pulls out for easy access and also has a side panel that provides service access to the 10 KW Gen Pac. The all aluminum “Coach Jointed” construction provides an extremely strong lightweight cab and a quiet comfortable environment for our customers while retaining the smooth side OEM styling of the Cascadia sleeper. For more information please visit their website at or contact Jeff Jones

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