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International goes with FlowBelow aerodynamics

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system will be a factory-installed option on the International LT Series MPG Fuel Efficiency Package, available this spring. It also becomes a factory-installed option on any of the OEM’s new LT or RH Series trucks. International’s MPG […]

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Rocketail Wing trailer fairing is always deployed

January 31, 2019 by John Smith

The Rocketail Wing system is a SmartWay-certified rear trailer fairing that its makers say will save 8.42 liters of fuel per 1,000 km. The airfoil design is said to redirect rearward airflow behind the trailer while also producing lift – […]

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Utility Trailer adds aerodynamic tail

December 13, 2018 by John Smith

Utility Trailer Manufacturing’s new Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT) represents the company’s latest step to reduce aerodynamic drag. The unit weighs a mere 25 lb. and is compatible with dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors. It’s made with […]

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FlowBelow slider verified by EPA

November 2, 2018 by John Smith

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has verified FlowBelow Aero’s new Trailer AeroSlider Stage 2 system for the EPA SmartWay program. Fuel economy tests made in accordance with EPA SmartWay protocols demonstrated a 1.93% fuel savings, which exceeds the minimum […]

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Deflektor locks in aerodynamics

November 2, 2018 by John Smith

Deflektor introduced a lock mechanism for its Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover and a trailer mounting system at the recent American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. The Hardspot aerodynamic wheel cover for tractors was introduced last fall. Since then, it […]

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Pushing 10: Mack test drive shows role of tech in fuel economy

October 11, 2018 by John Smith

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Equipment editor Jim Park has developed a new appreciation for drivers who post consistently high fuel economy numbers, especially those who push every day to crack 10 mpg (23.5 L/100km). But the trucks also deserve a good chunk of the credit.

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Shell launches Starship demonstration vehicle

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – Shell Rotella has officially unveiled the Starship Project – a streamlined tractor-trailer designed to showcase energy savings that can be realized using technology available today. “If an owner-operator built a super truck, what would it look like? […]

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FlowBelow aerodynamics for Strick, International

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Quick-Release Wheel Covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will now be offered as factory-installed options on Strick Trailers. The overall system combines wheel covers, a fairing between the trailer wheels, and aerodynamic mud flaps. And the AeroSlider is mounted […]

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Michelin unveils new X-One — and trailer aerokit

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

Michelin has unveiled a series of products to improve fuel economy — and the latest offering goes beyond tires alone, in the form of the Energy Guard aerodynamic system for trailers. The system includes a trailer side skirt that is […]

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Top 10 of 17 — FlowBelow’s removable fairing

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Little tweaks can mean a lot, and so it is with the latest update to FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system.

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FlowBelow introduces removable fairing

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Those who regularly chain their tires now have the chance to enjoy FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system, thanks to new quick-release fairings between the wheels.

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FlowBelow introduces removable fairing

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Those who regularly chain their tires now have the chance to enjoy FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system, thanks to new quick-release fairings between the wheels.

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Magna announces new active air dam

September 30, 2017 by elizabeth

ATLANTA, GA – Magna is adding another product to its line-up in the battle for fuel efficiency – an active air dam to be released in 2018.

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Starship Initiative to launch in 2018

September 23, 2017 by John Smith

SANTA BARBARA, CA – Shell is on a mission to explore fuel economy improvements that might be realized in decades to come. And some of the ideas are now taking physical shape in the form of a prototype tractor-trailer known as the Starship Initiative.

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Kenworth T680’s Updated Aero Package

September 13, 2017 by Dan Robinson

When Kenworth launched the T680 in 2012, the company said it was the most aerodynamic truck it had ever built. A few things have changed since then, and the T680 has evolved, and it’s not even more aerodynamically efficient.