May 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,
Tags: Trailers, Tandem axle, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks
January 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?
Tags: CARB, Trailers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Aerodynamics
June 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Stephane Babcock
For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.
Tags: Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Kate Harlow
There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.
Tags: Volvo, Fuel Savings, DTNA, Trailers, DOE, SuperTruck
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