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Lightweight Materials

January 2018, TruckingInfo.com - Department

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

New composite materials show great promise in lightening trailer designs. But their use must be tempered by cost and maintenance concerns. Photo: East Manufacturing

By Jack Roberts

Semi truck trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

Tags: Trailers, Fuel Economy, Lightweight Materials, Lightweighting

August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

New Report Explores Lightweighting

via Trucking Efficiency

By Andrew Halonen, NACFE Study Manager

The North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room released their most recent “Confidence Report,” on lightweighting strategies for heavy-duty trucks, released August 25 at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Class 8, Fuel Efficiency, Lightweight Materials, NACFE, Truck Weight, Lightweighting

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