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ATDynamics announces 500 percent TrailerTail surge

ATDynamics CEO Andrew Smith says TrailerTail fairings boosted tractor-trailer fuel economy by 4/10 MPH in independent testing. He also said the company has sold in excess of 12,000 TrailerTail units to more than 100 truck fleets.

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NEW VIDS: Explorations of ATDynamics’ TrailerTail

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 Brett Tobin (pictured), independent owner-operator of Tobin Trucking, based in the Pacific Northwest. Tobin was featured in my fellow Overdrive Senior Editor Max Kvidera's feature on truck-trailer aerodynamics last October for his investment in ATDynamics' skirts and tail technology for ...

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ATDynamics introduces roll door TrailerTail design

ATDynamics says its new RollTail, rear-mounted aerodynamic fairing is the first commercially available tail fairing specifically designed for trailers with roll doors. Previous TrailerTail designs have been for swing-door design trailers. The new RollTail is a DOT-compliant, spring-actuated fairing that can be installed by two technicians in as little as 45 minutes. The unit requires no driver interaction when backing into a loading dock as the unit retracts and deploys automatically when the vehicle pulls away. The company ...

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California Jump Start

State’s new regs, along with nationwide fuel prices, are driving sales of trailer aero devices.

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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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