Strehl, which makes aerodynamic components for trailers, has purchased truck-trailer aerodynamic systems provider Rocketail, which introduced a rear drag reduction "tail" product for trailers in early 2019.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome such an outstanding product into our suite of aerodynamic solutions for the trucking industry,” Richard Senatro, President of Strehl, said in statement. “Through exhaustive research and determination, the team at Rocketail successfully developed a tail-aero system that finally delivers on the elusive promise of a practical solution for reducing drag at the rear of the trailer. Rocketail will transform the space.”
Strehl said it will combine its TrailerBlade line with Rocketail and other products in the Strehl pipeline to form FleetAero. FleetAero is intended to be a comprehensive suite of products designed to optimize truck and trailer aerodynamic performance, reducing fuel costs and lowering carbon emissions. FleetAero products will be offered as a customized packaged or individual components, according to a fleet’s specific needs and equipment.
“Fleets are much more sophisticated about aerodynamics than they were 10 years ago, or even five years ago,” Senatro added. “They want complete, customized solutions that will fit their operations and achieve their goals for both fuel savings and carbon reduction. Consolidating our brands under the FleetAero umbrella reflects our commitment to helping our customers achieve these goals.”