BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicle tractors and trailers, has received a 2019 Business Environmental Innovation Award from Acterra, the Bay area’s most prestigious recognition program for sustainable business practices.
Aperia was honored in the Environmental Innovation category for its Halo Tire Inflator, a world leading tire inflation solution for the commercial trucking industry. 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 & Customer Success for Aperia Technologies. “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 different categories. Aperia Technologies will accept its award at an Acterra ceremony honoring the winners on May 22 in San Francisco.
“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 in minutes. It has become the tire inflation system of choice for more than 450 fleet customers in part because of the technology’s significant environmental benefits.
“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 over 1 million miles during a 12-month test span. The results:
- 1.1 percent increased MPG
- 14.4 percent extended tire life
- 34 tons of CO2 emissions avoided
Presented annually to companies, nonprofits and public agencies that have demonstrated exceptional environmental leadership or innovation, the Acterra Business Environmental Awards are considered one of the area’s oldest and most prestigious recognition programs for sustainable business practices. Acterra is a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet.
Each Business Environmental Awards finalists underwent individual site visits and evaluations by a judging panel.
For more information on Halo, visit aperiatech.com.
About Aperia Technologies, Inc.
Aperia Technologies innovates to make transportation more efficient, safer, and better for the environment. The company’s Halo® Tire Inflator and related products improve fuel economy and road safety while reducing tire expenditures, downtime, and maintenance costs for commercial fleets. Aperia partners with tire manufacturers and fleets to offer industry-leading technology that gives our partners a competitive advantage. For more information, visit www.aperiatech.com.