NEW ORLEANS — The TruckWings tractor-mounted aerodynamic device, which closes the gap between the cab and trailer, showed fuel-efficiency gains for diesel and CNG trucks in recent tests.
Volvo Trucks North America launched a revamp of its flagship over-the-road Class 8 VNL tractor Jan. 23, the first major overhaul since a 2017 redesign.
Fleets looking to improve the efficiency of their operations should not overlook how improving the aerodynamic properties of their trucks can generate immediate returns.
Many trucking companies add various aerodynamic systems to their trailers to boost fuel economy, but how much fuel can these products truly save in real-world operating conditions?
XStream Trucking Inc. launched its aerodynamic device called TruckWings to address the gap between a Class 8 truck and trailer when at highway speeds.
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
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