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Q&A: NACFE Celebrates a Decade of Profiling New Technologies

Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, sat down and talked to HDT about what the last 10 years have been like showcasing and validating new trucking technology and what he thinks the next decade will bring.

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.

U-Haul Graphics Tout New Truck's Curvy Body

U-Haul is touting its new 26-foot trailer's aerodynamic body. Proper corner radii came into use in the 1980s following the second Arab Oil Embargo, recalls Senior Contributing Editor Tom Berg.