Rocketail has launched the Rocketail Wing, a rear drag reduction technology for trailers that improves fuel efficiency and is SmartWay verified.
The Rocketail Wing trailer rear fairing technology for has exhibited a certified fuel efficiency improvement of over 3.58 gallons of fuel per 1,000 miles. Featuring a jet wing design, the one-piece airfoil was certified by MVT Solutions to provide a fuel economy improvement of 3.36% and by Pit Group to improve fuel efficiency by 3.3% in testing.
The Rocketail Wing is made of lightweight, high-impact, gas-infused polymers that are internally cross-braced, the wing-shaped airfoil has a compact footprint with no additional external or internal moving parts. It extends 14 inches from the rear of the trailer.
The device is always deployed using swing-hinges that lock the wings in their maximum aerodynamic open position each time the doors are closed. The system shifts the wings flush with the sides of the trailer each time the doors are opened to allow the doors to swing a full 270 degrees without being blocked.
Each Rocketail Wing attaches without guy-wires or struts with just two industrial-grade, stainless steel hinges. Installation requires only drill bits and tightening tools and takes two people about one hour to complete, according to Rocketail. Each wing weighs less than 25 pounds and requires minimal annual maintenance.