trailer 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.

Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

| December 06, 2013

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

DOE pushing technologies to boost fuel efficiency

| March 05, 2012

The Department of Energy is promoting development and use of alternative fuels and powertrain technologies.

Solus showcases new aerodynamic devices

| February 21, 2012

Solus has a range of new aerodynamic devices for commercial trailers on display at TMC's Spring Meeting in Tampa, Fla., this week. Among the products showcased is the Solus Split Skirt and Wheel Cavity Covers, ...

ATDynamics introduces roll door TrailerTail design

| February 21, 2012

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, ...

Trailer aerodynamics package

| October 21, 2010

The Next Generation trailer aerodynamics system avoids sideskirts and reduces drag by managing airflow underneath and above the trailer. The system is compliant with the California Air Resources Board’s greenhouse gas regulations and is certified ...

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Overdrive Staff | March 01, 2010

IdleAire pulls the plug, truckers urge hours flexibility, intermodal transport gained market share against trucks, EPA revises its 2010 engine emission guidance and more are issues covered.

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