trailer aerodynamics

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NextGen EkoStinger Fairing Boosts Fuel Savings in Test

EkoStinger EkoStinger system for tractor-trailer aerodynamics. (EkoStinger)

Mesilla Valley Transportation Solutions announced that the NextGen EkoStinger, an aerodynamic fairing for Class 8 tractor-trailers, boosted fuel mileage.

March 2, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Transtex Trailer Aerodynamic Device Meets CARB Emissions Standards

Todd McGuire of Transtex Todd McGuire of Transtex touts the success of the Edge Topkit+. (Connor D. Wolf/Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Transtex, a developer and manufacturer of trailer aerodynamic solutions, said it received preapproval for its Edge Topkit+, meeting California’s environmental standards.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2021
Business, Equipment

TruckLabs’ TruckWings Gains First Canadian Fleet Customer

TruckLabs' TruckWings TruckLabs' TruckWings (TruckLabs via YouTube)

TruckLabs announced J&R Hall, a Canadian family owned and operated trucking company, became the first Canadian fleet to adopt TruckLabs’ patented TruckWings technology.

February 2, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Strehl Announces Acquisition of Rocketail

An employee holds the 17-pound Rocketail wing. (Rocketail) An employee holds the 17-pound Rocketail wing. (Rocketail)

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

November 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Fleets Face More Aerodynamic Options for Tractors, Trailers

Aerodynamic tractor-trailer NACFE via Vimeo

The role of aerodynamic devices to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions has been tapped, but not exhausted, for tractors and trailers, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency found in recently released updates of two confidence reports first issued in 2016.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Stemco Ceases Manufacturing of TrailerTail, Other Products

TrailerTail A TrailerTail installed on a C.R. England trailer. (Stemco)

Industry supplier Stemco has discontinued production of its TrailerTail product, which helped pioneer improved aerodynamics at the rear of the trailer.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
April 14, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Rocketail Offers Rear Fairing

Rocketail Wing on trailer Rocketail

Rocketail announced the launch of Rocketail Wing, its rear drag-reduction technology for trailers.

February 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Don't Skirt Proper Maintenance on Trailer Aero Devices, Experts Say

Truck Skirt Strehl LLC

Trailer side skirts and various types of air deflectors, which are intended to boost a tractor-trailer’s aerodynamic efficiency, will save motor carriers more fuel with frequent inspections and proper repairs.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
November 9, 2018
Business, Equipment

Stemco Offers Automatic TrailerTail

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Stemco Products Inc. announced its TrailerTail Automatic fuel-saving system, the newest version of its signature TrailerTail products. It deploys automatically when the trailer reaches 35 mph.

April 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tractor Aerodynamics Continue to Improve

FlowBelow AeroKit FlowBelow's aero equipment on display at a truck show in 2017. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Comparatively speaking, today’s over-the-road tractors are slick machines.Improved aerodynamics enables them to slide through the air better than any earlier generation while offering the potential for double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
January 9, 2018