July 30, 2015
Fleet Engineers has released the AF-19, a 19-inch wide version of the AeroFlap mud flap which is sized to accommodate wide-base tires.
July 24, 2015
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
July 12, 2015
With a 115% freight efficiency improvement and 12.2 mpg, the DTNA team had to pull out all the stops to turn its goals into realities.
For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.
July 7, 2015
SmartTruck Systems announced that it has extended the warranty period on the company’s precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking.
June 18, 2015
Lawsuit claims Green Tail violates five patents held by ATDynamics for its TrailerTail rear aero faring.
June 1, 2015
ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.
May 28, 2015
Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?
May 13, 2015
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.
April 28, 2015
Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.
March 26, 2015
Mudguard Technologies announced the V-Flap II aerodynamic mud flap, the second generation of the company’s V-Flap product.
March 17, 2015
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
March 12, 2015
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
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
ATD's trailer aero devices will complement Stemco's tire-inflation products, executives say.
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
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
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'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
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big
classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
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