Utility Trailer Manufacturing has introduced the Utility Aerodynamic Tail, designed to improve fuel efficiency.
When paired with low rolling resistant tires and configured on a Utility dry van or reefer the Aerodynamic Tail and Side Skirt are designed to reduce aerodynamic drag and fuel use.
The device weighs 25 pounds and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It is constructed of a UV-protected thermoplastic composite and comprised of two full height side fairings and one full width roof fairing.
The side fairings are connected to the rear swing doors. Using standard opening procedures for the rear swing doors, the UAT automatically deploys when the doors are closed and folds back when the doors are open with no additional driver involvement necessary. The roof fairing does not interfere with lock rods or rear light areas and meets all DOT Photometric requirements.
Utility tested the Aerodynamic Tail to meet its operational requirements, putting the device through real-world tests to ensure strength and durability in everyday use. The side skirt and low resistant tires come standard on both dry vans and reefers. Both of Utility’s side skirt and tail are factory-installed.