Aerodynamics

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March 26, 2015

V-Flap II is An Aerodynamic Mud Flap

Mudguard Technologies announced the V-Flap II aerodynamic mud flap, the second generation of the company’s V-Flap product.

March 17, 2015

The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing

Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?

March 12, 2015

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA

What does the new "Elite" level of fuel-saving devices offered by the EPA SmartWay program mean? Senior Editor Tom Berg explores the topic in his Trailer Talk blog.

March 3, 2015

Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

The Tail resembles the Trailer Tail from ATDynamics, but seems unique in that its panels automatically deploy when the rig reaches about 45 mph, then fold up as it slows down.

February 12, 2015

Stemco Buys ATDynamics, Integrates Product Lines

ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.

February 12, 2015

Eco-flaps Splash Guards Feature Aerodynamic Design

Andersen Flaps is expanding its Eco-flaps splash guard line with the addition of 27- and 36-inch long sized splash guards designed for minimal drag.

January 29, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Western Star 5700XE Walk Around

Equipment Editor Jim Park does a walk around of the Western Star 5700XE checking out some of the innovative features inside and out in the latest Ultimate Test Drive video. Check out Part 1 here

January 28, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Designing the 5700XE

In this Ultimate Test Drive video, the designer of the Western Star 5700XE talks about the time and effort that were put into designing a truck that not only looks good, but is aerodynamic and functional. 

December 5, 2014

Navistar Rolls out New Efficiency Spec for ProStar

Navistar's new ProStar ES package includes a choice of the Maxxforce N13 engine coupled to an Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission, or the Eaton Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain, and high-efficiency 6X4 or 6X 2 drive axles and fuel-efficient tires.

November 14, 2014

Test Drive: Western Star 5700XE

Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.

November 7, 2014

Prime Buys 2,500 TrailerTails from ATDynamics

Prime ordered 2,500 TrailerTail aerodynamic devices from ATDynamics to be installed on its new Utility refrigerated trailers. It is the largest order in ATDynamics company history.

October 28, 2014

Full-length Skirts Add Fuel Savings for Nussbaum

Nussbaum is streamlining its trailers looking to save money on fuel. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.

October 23, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck's Finer Points

We go underneath the hood and between the rails to find out what makes the Peterbilt/Cummins SuperTruck so efficient – 86% more efficient, to be precise. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this Ultimate Test Drive video. 

View Part 1 here. 

October 20, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: SuperTruck An Overview

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck is a vehicle built for fuel efficiency. With clever aerodynamic additions and new technologies, the goal of the project was to create a truck that would provide a 50% improvement in efficiency. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us an overview.

 

October 17, 2014

Commentary: When Well-Intentioned Rules Have Unintended Consequences

Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.

October 6, 2014

Transtex Expands Drag-Reducing Product Lineup

Transtex Composite’s lineup of aerodynamic improving solutions is expanding to include the Edge Cone gap reducer and Edge Tail rear fairing.

October 4, 2014

Mesilla Valley Adding FlowBelow AeroKits to Entire Fleet

SAN DIEGO -- Mesilla Valley Transportation, a New Mexico and Texas carrier known for its attention to fuel savings, has ordered 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits to be installed on its entire fleet as MVT works toward a goal of a fleet average of 10 mpg.

October 3, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Part 3 - Powertrain

The T680 Advantage is the most aerodynamic truck Kenworth has ever produced. But a lot of the fuel savings comes from the powertrain. Jim Park shakes down the Paccar MX multi-torque engine and Eaton's Advantage transmissions, responsible for more than half of the truck's fuel economy gains. View more: Part 1: The Walkaround. Part 2: Overview

September 30, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Advantage Part 2 - Overview

You can put all the techology you want on a truck, but someone still has to drive the thing. Kenworth T680 exceeds expectations in all respects. Jim Park's three-part Ultimate Test Drive video series features a look at the T680's driving environment and some of the technology designed to make the driver's life better. View more: Part 1: The Walkaround.

September 29, 2014

New Trailer Skirt Easier To Install

Transtex Composite released the ezEdge, a three piece, modular trailer skirt developed for after-market OEMs, dealers and distributors that is designed to be easier to install and store than previous models.

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