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Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says
Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

March 5, 2017
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...

FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels
FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

February 27, 2017
Wheel covers and fairings smooth the complex air flow around trailer wheels and suspension. They complement other trailer aerodynamic devices. Tom Berg...

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe
Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

September 18, 2016
The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from...

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

May 24, 2016
“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson...

A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker
A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

April 7, 2016
On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver...

‘Platooning’ Tractor-Trailers Raise Questions at TMC Meeting
‘Platooning’ Tractor-Trailers Raise Questions at TMC Meeting

October 1, 2015
ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council just adopted a White Paper: Automated Driving and Platooning Issues and Opportunities discussing where development is...

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet
Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

September 9, 2015
Stainless steel tanker trailers look smooth enough to easily slip through the air, but they have characteristics that cause drag. One fleet has turned to an...

Replacing Rivets with Adhesives Yields Smoother Sides That Could Save Fuel
Replacing Rivets with Adhesives Yields Smoother Sides That Could Save Fuel

August 26, 2015
Lord Corp., which makes bonding adhesives, has done research that indicates eliminating rivets from a trailer’s walls might cut aerodynamic drag by about 1%.

Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status
Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

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...

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