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Trailer Tail’s Automatic Version a Tech Award Finalist
Simulation Shows Eco Flaps Reduce Drag on Tanker Rigs

Simulation Shows Eco Flaps Reduce Drag on Tanker Rigs

An analysis of four tanker configurations showed drag reduction of more than 2%. But Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg suggests another way to cut drag – eliminating tanker fenders, which act like sails and pull backwards on the trailer.

November 7, 2018

What NACFE-tracked Fleets are Using for Trailer Aerodynamics
Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says
FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

Wheel covers and fairings smooth the complex air flow around trailer wheels and suspension. They complement other trailer aerodynamic devices. Tom Berg highlights one of the newest entrants in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 27, 2017

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows
Force Field Could Form 'Electric Boat Tail' to Cut Turbulence
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

“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 enthusiast. Learn more in the Trailer Talk blog.

May 24, 2016

Trailer Maker Says EPA ‘Overstepped’ on GHG/Fuel Economy Proposal
Some Aero Details Not So Obvious

Some Aero Details Not So Obvious

SmartTruck has posted a YouTube video depicting how its UnderTray and other devices work. One item alters air behavior at the "ICC bumper."

November 11, 2015

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

Fairings Over Tractor's Tandem Save Fuel for Tanker Fleet

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 aero system for the tractor tandems to help smooth the air flow over the trailer.

September 9, 2015

Replacing Rivets with Adhesives Yields Smoother Sides That Could Save Fuel
Are Trailers More Aerodynamically Important than Tractors?
EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

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.

April 28, 2015

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA
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