BURLINGAME, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded its 2020 Clean Air Excellence Award for Transportation Efficiency Innovations to Aperia Technologies, a leading supplier of efficiency and safety-enhancing tire management technologies to the commercial trucking industry, for the Halo Tire Inflator. This is the EPA’s highest national award to honor a project for its impact, innovation, and replicability in improving the nation’s air quality.
“For 17 years, the Clean Air Excellence awards have honored those who go above and beyond to improve air quality both at the local and national level,” said Anne Austin, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. “Our winners’ inspirational dedication to environmental protection is a model for all of us, and we look forward to many more years of clean air innovation and collaboration.”
With the Clean Air Excellence Award, the EPA recognizes and honors Halo Tire Inflator for its outstanding innovative efforts toward achieving cleaner air in the category of transportation efficiency innovations.
Even a slightly underinflated tire increases rolling resistance of a vehicle, thereby directly increasing fuel consumption and emissions.
Used extensively by leading commercial trucking fleets since 2015, the Halo is an automatic tire inflation system for trucks and trailers that installs in minutes, and eliminates tire-underinflation.
The Halo Tire Inflator provides amongst the greatest impact on sustainability per dollar invested for trucking fleets than any other retrofittable efficiency technology. By actively combating tire underinflation, Halo not only helps commercial vehicle trucking fleets tackle their sustainability objectives, but also delivers a rapid ROI by mitigating the impact of tire underinflation. Since its introduction, Halo has covered more than 22 billion miles.
“We are able to reduce carbon emissions by 9 million tons and keep 5 million tires out of landfills every year by equipping all heavy-duty commercial trucks in the United States with the Halo tire management platform,” said Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia Technologies. “We founded our company on the promise that we can ‘change the world, one revolution at a time’, and today our team celebrates that we are delivering on that promise, and that we are serving the environment with our highest effort and dedication. We are deeply honored by this award.”
The EPA presents the Clean Air Excellence Awards at a virtual online ceremony on Tuesday, January 12th.
About Aperia Technologies, Inc.
Aperia Technologies innovates to make transportation more efficient, safer, and better for the environment. The company’s Halo® Tire Inflator, Halo Connect® predictive tire maintenance platform, 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.