Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

XStream Launches Articulated Device to Close Tractor-Trailer Gap

The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device The XStream tractor-trailer aerodymanic device. (XStream Trucking Inc.)

XStream Trucking Inc. launched its aerodynamic device called TruckWings to address the gap between a Class 8 truck and trailer when at highway speeds.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2017
Business, Equipment

Ridge, FlexSys to Apply Shape-Morphing to Truck Aerodynamics

Green Wing trailer side skirt Ridge Corp.

Ridge Corp. teamed with aerospace technology company FlexSys Inc. to apply its advanced technology to aerodynamic devices used in the trucking industry to reduce drag and improve fuel efficiency.

June 29, 2017
Business, Technology

Aerodynamic Devices Aid Trailer Airflow, Enhance Fuel Economy, Carrier Execs Say

Carriers and aftermarket manufacturers are working to improve fuel economy by bolstering the airflow around every aspect of a trailer with a variety of devices, including side skirts, trailer tails, wheel covers, air tabs and mudflaps.

June 2, 2014