truck aerodynamics

Path of least resistance: Aero trailers gaining traction

With much of the tractor aero gains already carved out from years of wind-tunnel testing and refined engineering, attention now has swung to trailers.

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Solus showcases new aerodynamic devices

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, both part of the company's Air Conqueror line of aerodynamic fairings. Solus says its Wheel Cavity Covers are the only EPA-certified wheel cover product on the market proven to enhance tractor-trailer fuel economy by up to 1.3 percent, according to approved ...

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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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Smart Driving

Attention to your driving habits, maintenance diligence and your truck’s aerodynamics will help you maximize fuel economy.

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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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