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Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

Air Tabs vortex generators and Laydon side skirts smooth air flow and make trailers easier to pull.

Latest tractrors are streamlined Peterbilt 579s. They average 7.7 mpg while pulling Great Dane and Utility vans with full aerodynamic equipment.

May 24, 2016

“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Fuel Economy, Trailer Skirts

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:18 PM | » Comments(1)

Are Trailers More Aerodynamically Important than Tractors?

Experts agree that wind drag on trailers is more significant than what the tractor faces.

Photo via ATDynamics

June 1, 2015

ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.

Tags: Trailers, Aerodynamics, Fuel Efficiency, Trailer Skirts

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, June 1, 2015 5:19 AM | » Comments(0)

Non-profit Firm Hires Vets to Make Trailer Skirts

Military vets build and install the Aerosmart aluminum skirts at SA Concepts’ plant in Springdale, Ark.

April 15, 2013

Here’s a novel approach to making trailer skirts: Use reclaimed materials, consult with a veteran fleet executive to be sure you get the design right, and employ U.S. military veterans to assemble them while they attend school.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Progressive Offers Deal on Trailer Skirts, But Ad's Included

A good deal on trailer skirts plus money saved on fuel equals a smile on this trucker’s face.

March 1, 2013

Is your insurance company out to save you money? It is if it’s Progressive Commercial Auto Insurance, which has a special offer on trailer skirts.

Tags: Trailer Skirts

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

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