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Trailer Aerodynamics

June 2017, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

This trailer owned by Illinois-based Nussbaum Transportation has both an aerodynamic “boat tail” from Stemco TrailerTails and extra-long trailer side fairings it developed with Wabash. Photo: Nussbaum Transportation

By Jack Roberts

Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Trailer Aerodynamics

June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy

Streamlined Peterbilt 567s pull Great Dane and Utility vans with Laydon side skirts and Air Tab vortex generators. “All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between them and bare trailers, says John Drake, the fleet manager. Photo: Duplainville Transport

By Tom Berg

Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Trailer Aerodynamics

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