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SmartTruck Unveils Pup Trailer Aero System

October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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LAS VEGAS - SmartTruck introduced its latest trailer aerodynamic system, specially designed for 28-foot pup trailers and delivering fuel savings of up to 9%.


"Pup trailers present a similar challenge to 53-foot trailers," said Mike Henderson, CEO of SmartTruck, during the announcement at the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

"We are applying the same UnderTray design strategies that have worked so well on 53-foot trailers, using our CFD analysis techniques to understand the different flow field that exists with the pups. We are applying that knowledge to the adaptation of our UnderTray system to provide similar performance for pup operators. The pup UnderTray systems will have the same ruggedness and durability with very quick installations that our customers have come to expect."

The new system's components are made in the U.S. of durable polyethylene plastic, a 100% recyclable material used in many truck and marine applications.

The system includes an aero rain guard for the top rear edge of the trailer, a nose system for the front of the trailer, side fairings and a forward UnderTray for use on straight-frame pup trailers. Different systems are available for both straight frame and drop frame pup trailers.

The company says customers can expect real-world savings delivered by the system components to be:

Drop-Frame Trailers
Aero Rain Guard and Side Fairings - 2% to 3%
Aero Rain Guard, Side Fairings and Nose System - 4% to 5%

Straight-Frame Trailers
Aero Rain Guard and Side Fairings - 2% to 3%
Aero Rain Guard, Side Fairings and Nose System - 5% to 6%
Aero Rain Guard, Side Fairings, Nose System and Forward UnderTray - 8% to 9%

More info: www.SmartTruckSystems.com.

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