aerodynamics

Test Drive

Designers integrate ProStar+ with MaxxForce 15-liter for strong, quiet ride.

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Mack: Fairings help lift fuel efficiency 12%

New roof fairings and chassis fairings headline Mack’s aerodynamic lineup.

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Rear-drag fairings

The TrailerTail rear fairings use an aerodynamic design and ultra-light thermoplastic composite materials to reduce rear drag. The fairings use a collapsible origami architecture for convenience. According to a third-party test, the trailer can offer fuel savings of more than 6 percent, the company says. The fairings come with a 90-day risk-free offer. ATDynamics, www.atdynamics.com

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Feature Article: The Dynamics of Aero

Higher fuel prices and equipment-altering regulations stand to change the intensity of owner-operators' focus on their rigs' aerodynamics.

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Plus 2

Many of those who succeed discover the key to achieving better mileage usually isn't found in changing one driving practice, buying a single additive or spec'ing one component.

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