aerodynamics

Overcoming the ‘gap’: A big obstacle still remains in truck-trailer aerodynamics

| June 17, 2014

While bumper-mounted air dams, wheel coverings and trailer side skirts and tails have improved airflow underneath and around tractor-trailers dramatically, the trailer gap remains a stubborn aerodynamic challenge for engineers.

Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

| February 18, 2014

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels ...

Shooting for 10 mpg and beyond

| September 02, 2013

Detailing the next Kevin Rutherford Signature trucks and trailers utilizing pre-emissions Fitzgerald Glider Kits engine technology among many more features toward max fuel economy.

Reader: ‘I usually hate concept trucks, but I think I would drive this one’

| November 18, 2012

A concept drawing of an ultra-aerodynamic tractor by Volvo yields surprising commentary from Overdrive readers.

Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

| September 19, 2012

Daimler Trucks announced an Aerodynamics Truck & Trailer initiative that it says provides a more fuel-efficient design between tractor and trailer.

Owner-operator on a fuel-economy test run

| June 07, 2012

In May independent Albert Transport owner-operator Henry Albert participated in a test run of the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution (pictured) to track and compare its fuel-efficiency against an EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia. We reported about the ...

Test Drive

Jack Roberts | May 01, 2012

New Peterbilt Model 579 offers a blend of fuel-efficiency enhancements, sleek styling and driver comfort.

NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

| March 07, 2012

At bottom, find a vid from ATDynamics featuring its new trailer-tail design for vans with rear roll doors, but along the way I thought I'd share some video from my meeting late last year with ...

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