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Stemco Strips the Risk from TrailerTail Ownership

Stemco's new TrailerTail Automatic opens and closes automatically to improve driver convenience while eliminating damage risk and ensuring fuel efficiency.

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FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

HDT's Top 20 Products of 2018

The most significant trucking products for 2018 as chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine's editors.

Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.

Wabco Boat Tail Deploys Automatically

The first new product has emerged in the wake of Wabco’s purchase of Laydon Composites, and it comes in the form of a self-deploying trailer boat tail tested to improve fuel economy by up to 4.3% at highway speeds.

Trailer Aerodynamics Not Overly Popular, Study Shows

It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction methods for trailers.

Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy

Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.

TopKit Aero System Improves Fuel Mileage Without Big Components

SmartTruck’s TopKit Aero System is a combination of devices designed to improve the airflow around a vehicle and increase fuel mileage.