side skirts

Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

| November 13, 2013

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

New side skirt for tank trailers from Wabash

| September 17, 2013

Real-world tests with a chemical-tanker fleet showed 7 percent fuel savings running tanks outfitted with the new DuraPlate AeroSkirt.

Utility introduces new side skirt

| March 22, 2013

Utility Trailer introduced its 120A-4 advanced aerodynamic side skirt design at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The skirt is U.S. EPA SmartWay-verified to achieve greater than 5 percent fuel savings and can be used ...

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.

Pay trends, part 1: Near-term forecast mixed

| October 15, 2012

While industry analysts say rising owner-operator compensation for both leased drivers and independents is on a slow rise, anecdotal reports and some polls suggest otherwise.

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 ...

Owner-operator wins Kronos side skirts at social media meeting

| October 15, 2011

That's Memphis-based independent Steve Nelson, hauling van freight as Worldwide Transport, doing his best over-the-shoulder with a certificate for a brand-new set of Kronos Energy Solutions side skirts to improve his overall fuel-efficiency. "I will be ...

California Jump Start

Max Kvidera | October 01, 2011

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

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