Aerodynamics

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June 16, 2017

Tennessee International Dealer Turns Heads With Fuel Efficiency Demo Truck

Taking technology into its own hands, Cumberland International, in Cumberland, Tennessee, has created its very own mpg-optimized truck model with fleet customers in mind.

June 14, 2017

Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

May 8, 2017

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

May 2, 2017

Stoughton to Install TopKit Aero System on Rental, Lease Trailers

Stoughton Lease will begin installation of SmartTruck TopKit Aero Systems on across its entire fleet of rental and lease trailers.

April 18, 2017

TMC: Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Work if You Cover Your Bases

Last year, the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations set out to identify the potential promise and pitfalls associated with using aerodynamic wheel covers.

April 3, 2017

Peterbilt to Offer FlowBelow Fairing System on Model 579

Peterbilt is offering the FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit aerodynamic rear fairing system for the Model 579, beginning in the second quarter of 2017.

March 5, 2017

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

March 2, 2017

Wabco Boat Tail Deploys Automatically

The first new product has emerged in the wake of Wabco’s purchase of Laydon Composites, and it comes in the form of a self-deploying trailer boat tail tested to improve fuel economy by up to 4.3% at highway speeds.

February 27, 2017

FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

Wheel covers and fairings smooth the complex air flow around trailer wheels and suspension. They complement other trailer aerodynamic devices. Tom Berg highlights one of the newest entrants in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 26, 2017

Two New Aero Options from Flowbelow Aero

FlowBelow will soon make available a trailer bogey aero kit and a fender assembly to complement the existing FlowBelow Tractor Aero Kit.

February 26, 2017

Halo-Compatible Wheel Covers Offered for FlowBelow Aero Kit

Aperia Technologies has partnered with FlowBelow on the joint development of a new, Halo-compatible aerodynamic wheel cover designed to fit over the Aperia Halo tire inflation system.

December 6, 2016

Swift Adopts FlowBelow Kits for Existing and New Tractors

Aerokits improve fuel economy on Swift’s tractors by a “solid 1.5%,” the procurement VP said. The payback comes in 24 to 26 months.

November 18, 2016

Volvo's SuperTruck Demonstrates the Art of the Possible

Volvo Group’s SuperTruck demonstrates where energy-saving technology could take us – and in some cases, already has.

November 8, 2016

Why U.S. Xpress is Getting Help With Fuel Economy Testing

U.S. Xpress hosts a fuel-economy test of the latest high-mpg tractors as the Canadian engineering-consulting firm moves to help American fleets protect their bottom lines.

October 12, 2016

Freightliner Offers FlowBelow AeroKit on Cascadia

FlowBelow Aero will have its complete Tractor AeroKit system offered as a factory installed option on the most fuel efficient Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipment package.

September 16, 2016

Twist & Lock Speeds Up Wheel Cover Installation

RealWheels Corporation’s new line of Twist & Lock Aero Covers is designed to streamline the installation and removal of the cover.

September 12, 2016

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction methods for trailers.

July 22, 2016

Force Field Could Form 'Electric Boat Tail' to Cut Turbulence

Plasma, the stuff of lightning and the Northern Lights, can be harnessed to alter the flow of air over trucks.

July 19, 2016

Pressure Systems International Invests in Plasma-Based Aerodynamics

Pressure Systems International, an automatic tire inflation systems provider, has invested in a new aerodynamic technology and entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma Stream Technologies.

July 6, 2016

Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy

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

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