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February 7, 2020 2:45 PM, EST

Agility Fuel, XStream Trucking Agree on Exclusive Distribution of TruckWings

XStream’s TruckWings folding panels visible in the tractor-trailer gap. (XStream Trucking, Inc.)

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Agility Fuel Solutions and XStream Trucking Inc. announced Agility will be the exclusive distributor of XStream’s TruckWings aerodynamic systems on compressed natural gas trucks in North America.

Agility will also distribute TruckWings on a nonexclusive basis to the diesel truck market.

Agility and XStream previously partnered to provide TruckWings systems for more than 750 CNG trucks used by major fleet operators.

TruckWings can be added as a standalone aerodynamic package or as an option integrated onto Agility’s ProCab 175 CNG fuel storage systems for Class 8 trucks.

TruckWings’ active cab-to-trailer aerodynamic system coupled with Agility’s CNG ProCab unit achieves fuel savings of 4% to 6%, depending on the operation, the companies reported.

The patented TruckWings design incorporates folding panels made of impact-resistant, glass-reinforced composites attached to the rear sides and roof of the cab that automatically swing out to close the cab-to-trailer gap at highway speeds and retract against the rear of the cab at lower speeds to leave room for turning maneuvers.

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“TruckWings is the first device which completely solves the turbulence problem created by the open area between the tractor and trailer that contributes significantly to a truck’s overall aerodynamic drag,” said Daniel Burrows, XStream Trucking’s founder and CEO.

Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Agility Fuel Systems is a leading supplier of on-board CNG storage systems for commercial vehicles in North America.

XStream Trucking was founded in 2014 out of Stanford University and is based in Redwood City, Calif. — Transport Topics

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