Aerodynamics

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October 2, 2017

New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

September 29, 2017

FlowBelow Offers Quick-Release Aerodynamic Fairing Option

FlowBelow has announced a new quick-release fairing option for the company’s Tractor AeroKit system, allowing fleets to quickly remove fairings for easier access.

September 13, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Aerodynamic Refinements

Equipment Editor Jim Park visited Kenworth's facilities in Renton, Wash., where he checked out the various aerodynamic refinements that Kenworth has made in its latest T680.

July 13, 2017

Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall

Citing positive North American market trends, Volvo is predicting a Class 8 market of approximately 215,000 units by year's end.

June 26, 2017

Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.

June 26, 2017

Ridge Partners with Aerospace Company to Improve Truck Aerodynamics

Ridge Corporation has partnered with the aerospace technology company FlexSys to help improve truck aerodynamics devices, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

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.

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