Strehl Announces Acquisition of Rocketail

Will Combine With TrailerBlade to Form FleetAero
An employee holds the 17-pound Rocketail wing. (Rocketail)

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Strehl purchased the assets of the semi-trailer tail-end drag reduction systems maker Rocketail, the company announced Nov. 23.

The Phoenix-based manufacturer of aerodynamic trailer components said Rocketail will be combined with its own TrailerBlade and other product lines to form FleetAero, a new suite of products designed to optimize aerodynamic performance.

“Fleets are much more sophisticated about aerodynamics than they were 10 years ago, or even five years ago,” Strehl President Richard Senatro said in a statement. “They want complete, customized solutions that will fit their operations and achieve their goals for both fuel savings and carbon reduction.”

Senatro also noted Rocketail’s research resulted in the company developing a tail-aero system that delivers a practical solution for reducing drag at the rear of the trailer.

A TrailerBlade sideskirt. Strehl will combine its TrailerBlade products with Rocketail to form FleetAero. (TrailerBlade)

“With the addition of Rocketail and the formation of FleetAero, our approach will remain the same: offer rugged components designed for the real world and back up our products’ performance with hard data and outstanding service,” he said.

FleetAero products will be offered as a customized package or individual components according to a fleet’s specific needs and equipment. — Transport Topics

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