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Some Aero Details Not So Obvious

Smoothing air flow saves fuel money, and every little bit adds up.

Trailer portion of Freightliner's SuperTruck, displayed at the ATA expo last month, has large aero fairings and another so small you might not notice.

November 11, 2015

SmartTruck has posted a YouTube video depicting how its UnderTray and other devices work. One item alters air behavior at the "ICC bumper."

Tags: Freightliner, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, SuperTruck, UnderTray

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:42 PM | » Comments(0)

‘Fool’ Web Story Notes Cummins-Peterbilt SuperTruck MPG Number

You can't compare pickups with big rigs, but one writer did.

February 24, 2014

Except for highway wrecks, it isn’t often that the general news media get interested in big rigs. But one online outlet,, now has a story about the SuperTruck project, specifically the Peterbilt-Cummins vehicle recently displayed in Washington, D.C., for President Obama’s announcement about fuel economy standards for commercial trucks.

Tags: SuperTruck, DOE, Cummins, Peterbilt

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, February 24, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)



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